Oguntoye, Katharina, May Ayim and Dagmar Schultz (eds.). Farbe bekennen: Afro-deutsche Frauen auf den Spuren ihrer Geschichte (Orlanda Frauenverlag, 1986)

It has also been translated into English as Showing our colors: Afro-German women speak out (University of Massachusetts Press, 1991) and has an interesting foreword by Audre Lorde who worked a lot with Ayim. Anthology of texts considered seminal as a work of Black history in Germany, important also in demonstrating the specificities of the … Continue reading Oguntoye, Katharina, May Ayim and Dagmar Schultz (eds.). Farbe bekennen: Afro-deutsche Frauen auf den Spuren ihrer Geschichte (Orlanda Frauenverlag, 1986)

Sievers, Wiebke and Sandra Vlasta. Immigrant and ethnic-minority writers since 1945: Fourteen national contexts in Europe and beyond. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2018.

The book explains the emergence, recognition and interpretation of immigrant and ethnic-minority writing in fourteen national contexts, among these Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The texts aim to introduce students to this particular area of study.

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.

Schmidt, Nina. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness in Twenty-First-Century German Literature (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018)

In the German-speaking world there has been a new wave - intensifying since 2007 - of autobiographically inspired writing on illness and disability, death and dying. Nina Schmidt's book takes this writing seriously as literature, examining how the authors of such personal narratives come to write of their experiences between the poles of cliché and … Continue reading Schmidt, Nina. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness in Twenty-First-Century German Literature (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018)

Hodkinson, James. “Transnationalizing Faith” (ongoing project)

"The Transnationalizing Faith project is a multi-dimensional outreach project, which takes key aspects of James Hodkinson's research into Islam in German history and culture (1770-1918) and finds multiple pathways along which to communicate this material meaningfully to varying non-academic publics. The programme of events and activities includes public lectures, accompanied by a mobile exhibition, which … Continue reading Hodkinson, James. “Transnationalizing Faith” (ongoing project)

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)