Gelbin, Cathy, Kader Konuk and Peggy Piesche (eds.). Aufbrüche. Kulturelle Produktionen von Migrantinnen, Schwarzen und jüdischen Frauen in Deutschland (Königstein: Ulrike Helmer, 1999).

An edited collection which can be seen as a milestone in diversifying and decolonising the curriculum in German Studies. Cathy Gelbin, one of the co-editors of the book describes it as follows: "This interdisciplinary anthology is regarded by US and German critics as an essential source text on minoritised women in the German-speaking context. Based … Continue reading Gelbin, Cathy, Kader Konuk and Peggy Piesche (eds.). Aufbrüche. Kulturelle Produktionen von Migrantinnen, Schwarzen und jüdischen Frauen in Deutschland (Königstein: Ulrike Helmer, 1999).

Steyerl, Hito and Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (eds.) Spricht die Subalterne deutsch? Migration und postkoloniale Kritik. Münster: Unrast, 2003.

A fiercely intellectual collection exploring the connections between colonialism and contemporary migration in the German context, as well as the issues with transferring postcolonial thought uncritically into the German context. Several essays engage with English-language postcolonial criticism which had recently emerged from Homi K. Bhabha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, while others provide critical genealogies of … Continue reading Steyerl, Hito and Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (eds.) Spricht die Subalterne deutsch? Migration und postkoloniale Kritik. Münster: Unrast, 2003.

Natonek , Hans. Der Schlemihl. Ein Roman vom Leben des Adelbert von Chamisso. Allert de Lange, 1935.

See also: In Search of Myself. New York: Putnam's Sons 1943. Der Mann ohne Schatten. Bertelsmann 1958 Briefwechsel 1946–1962. Leipzig 2008. Letzter Tag in Europa. Publizistik von 1933 – 1963. ed. Steffi Böttger. Leipzig 2013. Czech/German-Jewish author who fled from the Nazis and spent the last two decades of his life in the US, namely … Continue reading Natonek , Hans. Der Schlemihl. Ein Roman vom Leben des Adelbert von Chamisso. Allert de Lange, 1935.

Geiser, Christoph. Wüstenfahrt. Roman. Zürich: Nagel & Kimche 1984/Berlin: Verlag Volk und Welt, 1986

See also: Das geheime Fieber. Roman. Zürich: Nagel & Kimche, 1987 Das Gefängnis der Wünsche. Roman. Zürich: Nagel & Kimche, 1992 Kahn, Knaben, schnelle Fahrt. Eine Fantasie. Zürich: Nagel & Kimche, 1995 These books constitute the later oeuvre of Swiss author Christoph Geiser which, after the author's coming out as a gay man in the … Continue reading Geiser, Christoph. Wüstenfahrt. Roman. Zürich: Nagel & Kimche 1984/Berlin: Verlag Volk und Welt, 1986

Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Anthology of poems written by women, nice to challenge/add to the mostly male canon in poetry classes. Includes works by: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Mechthild von Magdeburg (c. 1207-c. 1282) Engelbirn Klausnerin (14th Century) Schwestern von St Katharina (15th Century) Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633-1694) Anna Louisa Karsch (1722-1791) Sophie Mereau (1770-1806) Karoline von Günderrode … Continue reading Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Anthology of poems written by women, nice to challenge/add to the mostly male canon in poetry classes. Includes works by: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Mechthild von Magdeburg (c. 1207-c. 1282) Engelbirn Klausnerin (14th Century) Schwestern von St Katharina (15th Century) Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633-1694) Anna Louisa Karsch (1722-1791) Sophie Mereau (1770-1806) Karoline von Günderrode … Continue reading Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Anders, Petra-Andelka, Behinderung und psychische Krankheit im zeitgenössischen deutschen Spielfilm. Eine vergleichende Filmanalyse. (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014)

Eine umfangreiche und detaillierte Studie, die 2017 in De Gruyters "Germanistik. Internationales Referenzorgan mit bibliographischen Hinweisen" (Band 587, Heft 1-2) aufgenommen wurde. In dieser in Deutsch verfassten Monografie wird die These vertreten, dass das Spektrum der deutschen Spielfilme zum Thema sowohl bei „comic relief“ als auch bei extrem unwürdigem Darstellungen vielfältige Leerstellen aufweist. Spannend ist, … Continue reading Anders, Petra-Andelka, Behinderung und psychische Krankheit im zeitgenössischen deutschen Spielfilm. Eine vergleichende Filmanalyse. (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014)

Anders, Petra. ‘More than the ‘Other’?: On Four Tendencies Regarding the Representation of Disability in Contemporary German Film (2005-2010), in Benjamin Fraser (ed.), Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Film Contexts (Wallflower Press, 2016), pp. 141–156

This contribution to Benjamin Fraser's book 'Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Film Contexts' gives an informed overview on certain tendencies of the representation of disability in contemporary German feature film. The representation of disability in German feature film is a topic which will become important in the future. This text can be used to … Continue reading Anders, Petra. ‘More than the ‘Other’?: On Four Tendencies Regarding the Representation of Disability in Contemporary German Film (2005-2010), in Benjamin Fraser (ed.), Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Film Contexts (Wallflower Press, 2016), pp. 141–156

Kermani, Navid, Wer ist Wir: Deutschland und seine Muslime (Munich: CH Beck, 2009)

A though-provoking collection of essays on the position of Islam in Germany by one of its most prominent public intellectuals. Kermani's writing is interesting, nuanced and authoritative - he is not only a practising Muslim but also a respected Islam Studies scholar. These essays serve as an excellent introduction to the topic is Islam in … Continue reading Kermani, Navid, Wer ist Wir: Deutschland und seine Muslime (Munich: CH Beck, 2009)