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Mary Cosgrove

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German

mary.cosgrove@ed.ac.uk

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Publications

  • Books Born Under Auschwitz: Melancholy Traditions in Postwar German Literature, Rochester NY: Camden House, forthcoming 2014.
  • Grotesque Ambivalence: Mourning and Melancholy in the Prose Work of Albert  Drach, Tübingen: Niemeyer (Conditio Judaica) 2004. [also available as an ebook]
  • Edited works With Anna Richards, Sadness and Melancholy in German-Language Literature from the Seventeenth Century to the Present, Edinburgh German Yearbook 6, Rochester NY: Camden House, 2012.
  • With Anne Fuchs, ‘Memory Contests: Cultural Memory, Hybridity and Identity in German Discourses since 1990’, German Life and Letters (Special Issue no. 59), April 2006.
  • With Anne Fuchs and Georg Grote, German Memory Contests: The Quest for Identity in German Literature, Film and Discourse since 1990, New York / Rochester: Camden House 2006.
  • Articles ‘Heimat as Non-Place and Terrain Vague in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Heimsuchung and Julia Schoch’s Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers’, New German Critique vol. 116, 2012.
  •  ‘From Nobility to Sloth: Melancholy Self-Fashioning and the Hamlet Motif in Wolfgang Hildesheimer’s Tynset and Masante’ in Rüdiger Görner, Isabel Wagner (eds), Wolfgang Hildesheimer und England: Zur Topologie eines literarischen Transfers, Bern, Berlin: Peter Lang, 2012, pp. 79-101.
  •  ‘Austerlitz’, in Stuart Taberner (ed), The German-Language Novel since 1990, Cambridge UP 2011, pp. 195-210.
  •  ‘Staatliche Körper, verkörperter Staat: Biopolitik in Albert Drachs 'das ist die Zwischenzeit' in Dietrich von Engelhardt, Jürgen Barkhoff (eds), Körperkult – Körperzwang – Körperstörung im Spiegel von Psychopathologie, Literatur und Kultur, Heidelberg: Matthes Verlag 2010, pp. 258-70.
  • ‘Narrating German Suffering in the Shadow of Holocaust Victimology: W.G. Sebald, Dieter Forte and Contemporary Trauma Theory’, in Stuart Taberner, Karina Berger (eds), Germans as Victims in the Literary Fiction of the Berlin Republic, New York / Rochester: Camden House 2009, pp. 162-176.
  •  ‘Erinnerungsethik und “Dürer-Diskurs” im Werk W.G. Sebalds, Peter Weiss, Günter Grass und Jean Améry’, in Irene Heidelberger-Leonard, Mireille Tabah (eds), W.G. Sebald: Intertextualität und Topographie, Berlin: LIT Verlag 2008, pp. 153-168.
  •  ‘Sebald for our Time: The Politics of Melancholy and the Critique of Capitalism in his Work’, in Anne Fuchs, J.J. Long (eds), W.G. Sebald and the Writing of History, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2007, pp. 91-110.
  • ‘Melancholy Competitions: W.G. Sebald reads Günter Grass and Wolfgang Hildesheimer’, in Anne Fuchs, Mary Cosgrove (eds), ‘Memory Contests’, German Life and Letters (Special Issue no 59), April 2006, pp. 217-232
  •  ‘The Anxiety of German Influence: Aspiration, Rejection and Jewishness in W.G. Sebald’s Work’, in Anne Fuchs, Mary Cosgrove, Georg Grote (eds), German Memory Contests: The Quest for Identity in German Literature, Film and Discourse since 1990, New York / Rochester: Camden House 2006, pp. 229-252.
  • With Anne Fuchs, ‘Introduction: Germany’s Memory Contests and the Management of the Past’, in Anne Fuchs, Mary Cosgrove, Georg Grote (eds), German Memory Contests: The Quest for Identity in German Literature, Film and Discourse since 1990, New York / Rochester: Camden House 2006, pp. 1-21.
  •  ‘Boudoir Society: Violence and Biopolitics in Albert Drach’s Protocol Novels’, in Dirk Goettsche, Franziska Meyer (eds), ‘Schreiben gegen Krieg und Gewalt: Ingeborg Bachmann und die deutschsprachige Literatur 1945-1980’, Krieg und Literatur (Special Issue no 19) Jan 2006, pp. 145-161.
  •  ‘Bodies of Violence, Violated Bodies: The Victimised Victimiser in Albert Drach’s Holocaust Autobiography’, in Violence, Culture and Identity: Essays on German and Austrian Literature, Politics and Society, ed. by Helen Chambers, Oxford / Bern / Berlin / New York / Wien: Peter Lang 2005, pp. 259-270.
  •  ‘Netzwerk und Erinnerung in Wolfgang Hildesheimers Tynset’, in Netzwerke. Ästhetiken und Techniken der Vernetzung: 1800, 1900, 2000, Hartmut Boehme, Jeanne Riou, Jürgen Barkhoff (eds), Köln: Böhlau 2004, pp. 251-261.
  •  ‘Melancholisches Leiden im Sex Getto der Zwischenzeit: Spuren des Affektiven im autobiographischen Werk von Albert Drach’, in Sentimente, Gefühle, Empfindungen: Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Affektiven von 1770 bis heute, Anne Fuchs, Sabine Stumper-Krobb (eds), Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2003, pp. 213-223.

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