Translation Under State Control

Translation Under State Control PDF Author: Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135844070
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 276

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In this book, Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth explores the effects of ideology on the English-to-German translation of children’s literature under the socialist regime of the former German Democratic Republic. Giving prominence to extra-textual factors, the study undertakes a close investigation of the East German censorship machinery, showing that there was a close correlation between the socialist ideology propagated by the regime and the book selection process itself. Through an analysis of the contents of the print permit (censorship) files and the afterwords found in many books, Thomson-Wohlgemuth demonstrates that literature was re-written not only to placate the censor but also to directly guide the reader down the correct ideological path, both in the selection and interpretation of each translated text. Thomson-Wohlgemuth begins this engaging study with a concise but thorough historical background of East German children's literature, setting the context for an examination of how the state and party operated to control the development of the genre. She highlights the fact that there was multi-level censorship at work, with the Unity Party propagating certain ideological literary policies, and the publishers self-censoring when selecting suitable texts for translation and publication. This book serves as an exemplary study of how publishers collaborated with the state in all Eastern European countries, and should be of interest to historians and children’s literature scholars alike.

Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic

Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic PDF Author: Nicole Moore
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 178308524X
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 274

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An account of fraught and complex cross-cultural literary exchange between two highly distinct - even uniquely opposed - reading contexts, Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly global reckonings of the cultural Cold War. Working from the extraordinary records of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially track the production and reception of one country’s corpus as envisioned by another. The 90 Australian titles published in the GDR form an alternative canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural history from behind the iron curtain and illuminates multiple ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This book brings together leading German and Australian scholars in the fields of book history, German and Australian cultural history, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural theory, with emerging writers currently navigating between the two cultures.

Literature of the German Democratic Republic in English Translation

Literature of the German Democratic Republic in English Translation PDF Author: Margy Gerber
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America
ISBN:
Category : English literature
Languages : en
Pages : 134

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Daughters of Eve

Daughters of Eve PDF Author: Nancy Lukens
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803228924
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 329

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This volume is the first anthology of contemporary East German women's writing in English translation. It will introduce scholars and general readers to writers whose voices are essential to an understanding of the situation of women in today's changing Europe. Included are short stories, essays, autobiographical sketches, and excerpts from novels, written between 1974 and 1986 by women of the postwar generation. Their work reflects everyday life in the GDR before the fall of the Berlin Wall with vitality, sympathy, humor, and warmth. This literature has been of great significance within the GDR as a public forum for social-critical discussion, and in the West for its depiction—as the volume title suggests—of universal issues confronting women in modern society: women and work, women and family, women’s self-determination in relation to other people and social institutions. The twenty-five authors represented are Renate Apitz, Irene Böhme, Daniela Dahn, Gabriele Eckart, Christiane Grosz, Monika Helmecke, Helga Königsdorf, Angela Krauss, Katja Lange-Müller, Beate Morgenstern, Irmtraud Morgner, Christa Müller, Doris Paschiller, Helga Schubert, Helga Schütz, Maria Seidemann, Angela Stachowa, Gerti Tetzner, Maxie Wander, Petra Werner, Maja Wiens, Christa Wolf, Christina Wolter, Charlotte Worgitzky, and Rosemarie Zeplin. Notes and biographical introductions are provided for each story.

Ambivalent Literary Farewells to the German Democratic Republic

Ambivalent Literary Farewells to the German Democratic Republic PDF Author: John David Pizer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311072510X
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 207

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This study reverses the question implicit in title of Christa Wolf’s now-canonical 1990 novella Was bleibt (What remains), looking instead at what was lost during the process of German reunification. It argues that, in their work during and after the Wende, most literary authors from both East and West Germany responded ambivalently to the reunification. Many felt, on the one hand, a keen sense of loss as the GDR dissolved and an expanded Federal Republic summarily absorbed former Eastern Germany. They mourned the ideals of democratic socialism, tolerance, and internationalism that the GDR had held dear, as well as the country’s rich cultural life. On the other hand, however, they recognized that the GDR was a fundamentally corrupt surveillance state whose industry weighed heavily on the environment while failing to buoy the country’s economy. By looking at works by some of the most important authors from either side of the border, this study shows that those who unequivocally embraced the reunification were clearly in the minority.

University of Michigan Official Publication

University of Michigan Official Publication PDF Author: University of Michigan
Publisher: UM Libraries
ISBN:
Category : Education, Higher
Languages : en
Pages :

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Each number is the catalogue of a specific school or college of the University.

A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland PDF Author: Jo Catling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521656283
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 395

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An introduction to, and overview of, women's writing in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature

Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature PDF Author: William Grange
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863149
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 370

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Some authors strongly criticized attempts to rebuild a German literary culture in the aftermath of World War II, while others actively committed themselves to 'dealing with the German past.' There are writers in Austria and Switzerland that find other contradictions of contemporary life troubling, while some find them funny or even worth celebrating. German postwar literature has, in the minds of some observers, developed a kind of split personality. In view of the traumatic monstrosities of the previous century that development may seem logical to some. The Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature is devoted to modern literature produced in the German language, whether from Germany, Austria, Switzerland or writers using German in other countries. This volume covers an extensive period of time, beginning in 1945 at what was called 'zero hour' for German literature and proceeds into the 21st century, concluding in 2008. This is done through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on writers, such as Nobel Prize-winners Heinrich Bsll, GYnter Grass, Elias Canetti, Elfriede Jelinek, and W. G. Sebald. There are also entries on individual works, genres, movements, literary styles, and forms.

Remapping Cold War Media

Remapping Cold War Media PDF Author: Alice Lovejoy
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253062217
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 324

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-- Alice Lovejoy is located in Minneapolis, MN -- Mari Pajala is located in Turku, Finland -- Alice Lovejoy's first IUP book was named co-winner of the Modern Language Association's 2018 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures, was awarded an honorable mention for the 2016 University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies and the 2017 Czechoslovak Studies Association Book Prize, and was longlisted for the 2016 Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award. Lovejoy is an expert film, media, and cultural historian who focuses on governmental and institutional media cultures in transnational perspectives. Mari Pajala is editor of four volumes in Finnish and German. Pajala was previously Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor in Finnish Studies at the University of Minnesota and visiting research fellow at Utrecht University. Pajala currently teaches modules including Media History and Archives and Media and Popular Culture. -- This book makes an important contribution to scholarship on the cultural history of the Cold War through media studies that reveal that East European media engaged in multiple ways with spaces beyond the Iron Curtain. -- This book fits squarely in our film and media and Russian and Eastern European Studies lists. It contributes to our established collection on documentary and non-fiction film, which is well-respected and still receiving a steady stream of new works. -- Our audience includes scholars and graduate students in film and media and Russian and Eastern European Studies. The appeal is academic, but broad because the volume has a wide geographical approach and is interdisciplinary.

Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia

Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia PDF Author: Mary Zirin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131745197X
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 2091

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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.