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The archive and the closet : same-sex desire and military service in Stefan Wolter’s autobiographical writing (2016) - Journal articleThis article analyses Stefan Wolter’s memoir of his service as a 'Bausoldat' in the 'Nationale Volksarmee': 'Hinterm Horizont allein – Der "Prinz" von Prora' (2005). I suggest the term ‘archival narrative’ to describe its ...
(2018-01-30) - Journal articleThe principal argument of this essay is that Theodor Fontane’s Quitt (1890) can be read as a critical engagement with utopianism. Quitt has previously been analysed as a utopian novel in a narrow sense, specifically because ...
Narrative and the body in uniform : East German military masculinities in Claus Dobberke’s Ein Katzensprung and Jürgen Fuchs’s Fassonschnitt (2015-01) - Journal articleThis article explores the relationship between body and uniform as one of two competing narratives of masculinity. Literature and film depicting the Nationale Volksarmee of East Germany (NVA) present uniform's narrative ...
Tyranny and tragedy : paradigms of surveillance in Theodor Storm’s Aquis submersus and Carsten Curator (2016-11-28) - Journal articleTheodor Storm’s Novellen Aquis submersus (1876) and Carsten Curator (1878) stand out from other nineteenth-century representations of surveillance because of their intensity. Surveillance dominates the relationships between ...
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