Panel: Unified Country - Divided Memory?
Representations of the Past in Contemporary German
Fiction Since 1990.
NeMLA, 2008 Convention
April 10-13, 2008
German authors have produced a large body of fiction
dealing with their nation's recent past. These works
thematize the events surrounding the fall of the
Berlin Wall, German reunification, life in East
Germany under the Stasi, the experience of World War
II, and the Holocaust. This crystallizes the question
that is at the center of this panel's concern: How do
Germans in a unified Germany construct memories of
their nation's past(s)? The proposed panel focuses on
comparative studies of post-unification literature,
i.e. on works by formerly East and West German
authors. Send abstracts to: Kerstin Mueller,
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