Item description for Women without a Past?: German Autobiographical Writings and Fascism. (Genus: Gender in Modern Culture) by Joanne Sayner...
Who remembers, and how? Debates about the role of memory as history - and of literature as memory - have increasingly come to fascinate those interested in how we look at our pasts as a means for understanding the present. Women without a Past? brings together for the first time autobiographies written by seven women who experienced Nazism from different perspectives: Elfriede Brning, Hilde Huppert, Greta Kuckhoff, Elisabeth Langgsser, Melita Maschmann, Inge Scholl, and Grete Weil. Their autobiographies provoke diverse and challenging answers to questions about who remembers what, when, where, how and on behalf of whom. This book foregrounds the positive political potential of re-reading well-known texts and seeking out reasons why others have been marginalized. It examines autobiography as a form of writing at the very centre of contemporary debates on the 'self', 'truth' and 'history'. Women without a Past? offers new insights into the politics of memory and autobiography, and will be of particular interest to researchers and students engaging with women's writing and memories of Nazism.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Jul 27, 2007
ISBN 9042022280 ISBN13 9789042022287
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More About Joanne Sayner
Joanne Sayner is Lecturer in Cultural Theory in the Department of German Studies at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include Women without a Past? German Autobiographical Writings and Fascism (2007) and articles on Melita Maschmann, Elfriede Bruning, Grete Weil, and Elisabeth Langgasser.