Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, volume 3 redirects current debates on memory and tradition, opening up fresh perspectives on the cultural history of the GDR,
exploring how the nation's cultural discourses entered into a productive but often problematic dialogue with the values of the past and with the German cultural inheritance.
Topics include the compositional engagement with musical heritage; industrial design and cultural politics; the establishment of antifascist monuments and their use as sites of resistance; constructions of a cultural heritage in architecture; the influence of cultural politics on literary scholarship; continuities and breaks with tradition in visual and literary culture; and engagement with the past in the works of Konrad Wolf, Irmtraud Morgner, and Anna Seghers.
Matthew Philpotts is Lecturer in German at the University of Manchester, and Sabine Rolle is Lecturer in German at the University of Edinburgh.
First Published: 01 Oct 2009
13 Digit ISBN: 9781571133625
Size: 9 x 6
Imprint: Camden House
This article was published on May 13, 2011