• Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature

    Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature


The special collection "Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature: Experience, Representation, Identification," edited by Annika Klanke and Stephanie Marx, scrutinizes the "identity boom" in contemporary literature, i.e., the proliferation of texts that prompt us to (once again) question the relevance of categories such as gender, race, class, etc. While in recent debates opposing camps appear to have grown entrenched—either absolutizing identity categories or rejecting their relevance for literary production and reception—the special collection aims to provide a nuanced account of the internal tensions within identity and experience-based literature. The contributions examine eminent and lesser-known examples of this genre, reconstructing internal discursive concepts and problems along the axes of experience, representation, and identification. They thus develop perspectives for critical research on current literary discourses of identity and experience.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/gc.collection.960

Research


Intertextual Identittis? Sanyal's Ambiguous Acts of Appropriation

Intertextual Identittis? Sanyal's Ambiguous Acts of Appropriation

Sophie Schweiger

2023-12-14 Volume 9 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 1–21

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Collection: Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature

Mutoni im Un/Happyland: Die Bürde weißer Retter*innen in Tete Loepers Roman Barfuß in Deutschland

Mutoni im Un/Happyland: Die Bürde weißer Retter*innen in Tete Loepers Roman Barfuß in Deutschland

Sandra Folie

2023-12-15 Volume 9 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 1–22

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Collection: Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature

Keeping Memory Alive: Jewish Identity, Lyric Address, and Third Generation Poetics

Keeping Memory Alive: Jewish Identity, Lyric Address, and Third Generation Poetics

Anna Hofman

2023-12-23 Volume 9 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 1–20

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Collection: Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature

Identifiziert euch (nicht): Deixis, Adressierung und Distanzmanagement in Shida Bazyars Drei Kameradinnen

Identifiziert euch (nicht): Deixis, Adressierung und Distanzmanagement in Shida Bazyars Drei Kameradinnen

Judith Niehaus

2024-02-16 Volume 10 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1–20

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Collection: Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature

Erfahrungsformate: Zur anthologischen Produktion von Authentizität in der bundesrepublikanischen Literatur um 1968, um 1980 und heute

Erfahrungsformate: Zur anthologischen Produktion von Authentizität in der bundesrepublikanischen Literatur um 1968, um 1980 und heute

Christopher Busch

2024-02-23 Volume 10 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1–26

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Collection: Identity Boom in Contemporary Literature