Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse

The Politics of Memory

  • Anne Fuchs

Part of the New Perspectives in German Studies book series (NPG)

About this book

Introduction

Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse offers an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of fundamental shifts in German cultural memory. Focusing on the resurgence of family stories in fiction, autobiography and in film, this study challenges the institutional boundaries of Germany's memory culture that have guided and arguably limited German identity debates. Essays on contemporary German literature are complemented by explorations of heritage films and museum discourse. Together these essays put forward a compelling theory of family narratives and a critical evaluation of generational discourse.

Keywords

Adolf Hitler conflict culture film Germany identity Institution Narrative Third Reich

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne Fuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.University College DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230589728
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-27965-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58972-8
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