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"The surest engagement with memory lies in its perpetual irresolution": the work of W.G. Sebald as counter-monument

Feehily, Claire (2009) "The surest engagement with memory lies in its perpetual irresolution": the work of W.G. Sebald as counter-monument. In: Fischer, G. (ed.) W.G. Sebald: Schreiben ex patria / Expatriate Writing. Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 72. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Rodopi, pp. 177-192. ISBN 9789042027817.

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Abstract

This volume presents the work of internationally renowned scholars from Australia, Germany, Italy, South Africa, the UK and the US. The focus on W.G. Sebald’s writing as that of an expatriate author offers a fresh and productive approach to Sebald scholarship. In one way or another, all 28 essays in this innovative, bi-lingual collection take up the notion of Sebald’s experience as an expatriate writer: be it in the analysis of intertextual, transmedial and generic border crossings, on the “exposure to the other” and the experience of alterity, on the question of identity construction and performance, on affinities with other expatriate writers, on the recurring topics of “home”, “exile”, “dislocation” and “migration”, or on the continuing work of “memory” to work through and to preserve the consciousness of a destructive past that has informed the childhood as much as the adult life-world of the author.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 14:08
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3128

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