Berg's novel plots the life of Toto, born in the German Democratic Republic under unfortunate circumstances, leading on the one hand to a tale of rotten luck and chronic mistreatment at the hands of others as a young intersex individual, but on the other to her individual rise to self-confidence and contentment, despite all, with … Continue reading Berg, Sibylle, Vielen Dank für das Leben (Munich: Hanser, 2012)
Hartmann von Aue. Erec and Iwein
Mentioned in Aysha Strachan's blog post on teaching gender in Medieval literature. Editions: Hartmann von Aue, German Romance V: Erec, ed. and trans. Cyril Edwards (Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2014). Hartmann von Aue, German Romance: Vol. 3., ed. and trans. Cyril Edwards (Boydell & Brewer, 2007).
Petrowskaja, Katja, Vielleicht Esther (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2014)
Petrowskaja's novel is a highly accessible exploration of the dynamics of cultural memory. The text's autobiographical narrator traces the history of her Jewish family in Eastern Europe, reflecting particularly on the 1941 Babi Yar Massacre and its legacy in personal and collective forms of memory. The narrator portrays Petrowskaja's own encounters with historical archives and … Continue reading Petrowskaja, Katja, Vielleicht Esther (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2014)
Black Central Europe
https://blackcentraleurope.com Online resources for teaching the history of the Black Diaspora in German-speaking Central Europe 1000-today, including many literary sources, with lesson plans, as well as an interactive map and links to contemporary activist groups.
Weirauch, Anna Elisabet. Der Skorpion (1919-31)
3 vol novel. Taken from this excellent thread by Lyn Marven and Helen Finch: https://twitter.com/LynMarven/status/1174969463566819328 https://twitter.com/HelenCFinch/status/1174974311876059136
Ackers, Maximiliane. Freundinnen (1923)
Novel. Taken from this excellent thread by Lyn Marven and Helen Finch: https://twitter.com/LynMarven/status/1174969463566819328 https://twitter.com/HelenCFinch/status/1174974311876059136
‘Anonyma’, Eine Frau in Berlin: Tagebuchaufzeichnungen vom 20. April bis 22. Juni 1945 (Die andere Bibliotek, 2015)
Please note that there are various editions of this text. Peter Davies, University of Edinburgh: "I use this text on a course on Holocaust testimony: though it is not a Holocaust testimony itself, it allows us to expand the range of comparisons, embed discussion of the Holoaust in the war, and talk about linguistic and … Continue reading ‘Anonyma’, Eine Frau in Berlin: Tagebuchaufzeichnungen vom 20. April bis 22. Juni 1945 (Die andere Bibliotek, 2015)