Alles Banane? Fiktionale Erinnerung an DDR und Wende in den ersten zwanzig Jahren nach dem Mauerfall

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Alles Banane? Fiktionale Erinnerung an DDR und Wende in den ersten zwanzig Jahren nach dem Mauerfall

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Alles Banane? Fiktionale Erinnerung an DDR und Wende in den ersten zwanzig Jahren nach dem Mauerfall
Author: Maczka, Iwona Maria
Publisher: Language and Identity Centre (CTI), Institute for Cultural Studies (Pallas), Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2010-11-24
Keywords: Cultural memory
Collective memory
Fiction
Berlin Wall
GDR
Abstract: How are the GDR and the fall of the Berlin Wall remembered? The dissertation “Alles Banane?” deals with this question. It assumes that identity, individual as well as collective, is a social, cultural and political construction based on the memory of the past. This construction is not only pre-shaped by valid cultural conventions but also influenced by images of the past circulating in the community. This dissertation tackles the question how novels and films contribute to the process of shaping collective memory by (re)constructing important places and by disseminating images of historical events in the community. It examines the function of fictional texts as a record of official and alternative memories. To what extend can one speak of conflicting memories in respect to the recent past in Germany? What role do the various social groups play in this context? Is, concerning the memory of the GDR and the fall of the Berlin wall, indeed ‘Alles Banane’?
Description: Promotor: A. Visser
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Mączka, I.M. , 2010, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789090257945
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/16173
 

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