TESTER FOR JOSH Thomae, Jackie. Brüder (Berlin, 2019)

Please give a short description of the item: what's useful or interesting about it? Thomae's novel is great for anyone teaching courses on masculinity, contemporary depictions of the GDR, German depictions of Britain, and Black German identities. Her two protagonists, one in Berlin and one in London, are the brothers of the title. Their stories … Continue reading TESTER FOR JOSH Thomae, Jackie. Brüder (Berlin, 2019)

Thomae, Jackie. Brüder (Berlin, 2019)

Thomae's novel is great for anyone teaching courses on masculinity, contemporary depictions of the GDR, German depictions of Britain, and Black German identities. Her two protagonists, one in Berlin and one in London, are the brothers of the title. Their stories never intersect, and the narrative twists and turns through a broad range of genres … Continue reading Thomae, Jackie. Brüder (Berlin, 2019)

Wenzel, Olivia. 1000 Serpentinen Angst (Frankfurt, 2020)

Wenzel's debut novel has been long-listed for the Deutscher Buchpreis 2020 and offers some fantastic benefits for teaching. Her prose, like her previous theatrical work, experiments with form, perspective and repetition in creating the sense of 'Serpentinen' of the novel's title. The contemporary style and frequent use of spoken register is perfect for  intermediate and … Continue reading Wenzel, Olivia. 1000 Serpentinen Angst (Frankfurt, 2020)

Berg, Sibylle, Vielen Dank für das Leben (Munich: Hanser, 2012)

Berg's novel plots the life of Toto, born in the German Democratic Republic under unfortunate circumstances, leading on the one hand to a tale of rotten luck and chronic mistreatment at the hands of others as a young intersex individual, but on the other to her individual rise to self-confidence and contentment, despite all, with … Continue reading Berg, Sibylle, Vielen Dank für das Leben (Munich: Hanser, 2012)

Hong, Young-sun. Cold-War Germany, The Third World, and the Global Humanitarian Regime (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

This book examines competition and collaboration among Western powers, the socialist bloc, and the Third World for control over humanitarian aid programs during the Cold War. Young-sun Hong's analysis reevaluates the established parameters of German history. On the one hand, global humanitarian efforts functioned as an arena for a three-way political power struggle. On the … Continue reading Hong, Young-sun. Cold-War Germany, The Third World, and the Global Humanitarian Regime (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Fuechtner, Veronika, and Mary Rhiel (eds.). Imagining Germany Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies. vol. 136, 2013.

The first collection of essays in the new field of Asian-German Studies, Imagining Germany Imagining Asia demonstrates that Germany and Asia have always shared cultural spaces. Indeed, since the time of the German Enlightenment, Asia served as the foil for fantasies of sexuality, escape, danger, competition, and racial and spiritual purity that were central to foundational ideas … Continue reading Fuechtner, Veronika, and Mary Rhiel (eds.). Imagining Germany Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies. vol. 136, 2013.

Cho, Joanne Miyang and Lee M. Roberts (eds.). Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea: Affinity in Culture and Politics in the Long Twentieth Century (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

This book examines the history of the German-Korean relationship from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on the nations’ varied encounters with each other during the last years of the Yi dynasty, the Japanese occupation of Korea, the Cold War, and the post-Cold War era. With essays from a range of internationally respected scholars, … Continue reading Cho, Joanne Miyang and Lee M. Roberts (eds.). Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea: Affinity in Culture and Politics in the Long Twentieth Century (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).