After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond

After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond


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After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond by K. Gerstenberger

Twenty years after its fall, the wall that divided Berlin and Germany presents a conceptual paradox: on one hand, Germans have sought to erase it completely; on the other, it haunts the imagination in complex and often surprising ways

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ISBN-13: 9780230111929
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

KATHARINA GERSTENBERGER is a professor of German and head of the Department of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of Truth to Tell: German Women's Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture (2000) and Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature (2008). She has published widely on post-war and contemporary German-language authors. Her work has appeared in Monatshefte, Women in German Yearbook, German Quarterly, Gegenwartsliteratur, and several anthologies, including German Literature in the Age of Globalization (2004), Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (2010), and Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture (2010). Together with Patricia Herminghouse, she coedited German Literature in a New Century: Trends, Traditions, Transformations, Transitions (2008). She also served as coeditor of the Women in German Yearbook.

JANA EVANS BRAZIEL is a professor of English and Comparative Literature and an affiliate faculty member in Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Braziel's scholarly and pedagogical interests are in American hemispheric literatures and cultures, Caribbean studies, Haitian studies, and the intersections of diaspora, transnational activism, and globalization. Braziel is the author of four monographs: Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures (2010); Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds (2009); Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora (2008); and Diaspora: An Introduction (2008). Braziel's works in progress include the books Entangled Gardens: Genesis, Environmentalism, and Political Economy in Caribbean Literatures and 'Riding with Death': Precarious Life and Creative Production in the Streets of Port-au-Prince, a book addressing human rights, political economy, and environmentalism in Haitian literatures, arts, and films.

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