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ACTA GERMANICA: GERMAN STUDIES IN AFRICA- Jahrbuch des Germanistenverbandes im suedlichen Afrika- Journal of the Association for German Studies in Southern Africa- Band/Volume 40/2012

ACTA GERMANICA: GERMAN STUDIES IN AFRICA- Jahrbuch des Germanistenverbandes im suedlichen Afrika- Journal of the Association for German Studies in Southern Africa- Band/Volume 40/2012 (Paperback)

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Der erste Teil des Bandes versammelt drei Beitrage, die unterschiedliche Bezuge zu Afrika herstellen. Der Roman Im Kongo des Schweizer Autors Urs Widmer wird als alternative Lesart zu Hegels Vorlesungen uber die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte vorgestellt, das Stuck Peggy Picket sieht das Gesicht Gottes von Roland Schimmelpfennig als problematisches Verhaltnis zwischen westlicher und afrikanischer Welt diagnostiziert, wahrend sich der dritte Beitrag mit unterschiedlichen Vorstellungen des Rechts in Grimmschen und afrikanischen Marchen befasst. Der zweite Teil prasentiert allgemeine Beitrage, wie eine entwicklungspolitische Lekture von Storms Novelle Der Schimmelreiter, eine eingehende Untersuchung von Texten der bislang wenig bekannten Autorin Veza Canetti sowie einen Beitrag uber das "Glucksverlangen" des Menschen, das in Brechts Literaturproduktion und seinen theoretischen Schriften einen zentralen Platz einnimmt. Weitere Beitrage befassen sich mit literarischen Strategien zur Enthullung politischer Verbrechen, dem Zusammenhang zwischen unterschiedlichen Erzahlstrukturen und metafiktionalem Erzahlen, und schliesslich mit einer Untersuchung zur Sprachen- und Distributionspolitik fur audiovisuelle Medien in Europa. Im dritten Teil und letzten Teil wird von einigen Lehr- und Forschungsbereichen berichtet, um zu zeigen, wie sich in der Nachfolge des Kolonialismus ein emanzipiertes Germanistikstudium im afrikanischen Kontext behaupten kann. The first part of this edition comprises three contributions with different perspectives on the African continent. Swiss writer Urs Widmer's novel Im Kongo is the lens through which Hegel's Vorlesungen uber die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte is being viewed; Roland Schimmelpfennig's play Peggy Picket sieht das Gesicht Gottes is read as diagnostic text highlighting the differences between Western and African worlds; and a comparative analysis of Grimms' and African fairy tales finds different ideas concerning justice at work in the respective moral orders. The second and more general part of this edition presents a reading of Storm's novella Der Schimmelreiter from the vantage point of development politics; a detailed analysis of texts by hitherto largely unknown writer Veza Canetti; and reflections on the theme of the quest for the good life as it features centrally in Brecht's literary and theoretical writings. Further contributions deal with literary strategies for the disclosure of politically motivated crimes; with the relationship between different structures of narrative and metafictional narration; and with an investigation of language- and distribution policies pertaining to audiovisual media across the European continent. The third and last part of this edition reports on some teaching and research fields opening possibilities, guided by emancipator visions, for German Studies in post-colonial African contexts.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrights Publisher: Peter Lang AG Publication Date: 29/11/2012 ISBN-13: 9783631628522  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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