Stasi, sex and soundtracks: Thomas Brussig's Postalgie

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dc.contributor.author Nijdam, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-30T17:47:06Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-30T17:47:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-07-30T17:47:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/182
dc.description.abstract Since the fall of the Wall, a new era of East German literature has emerged. This genre of literature exists even though East Germany’s borders dissolved over a decade and half ago and is challenging the way we think about the former German Democratic Republic. East German author Thomas Brussig is pivotal in this new genre of literature. His novels Helden wie wir (1995), Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee (1999) and Leander Haußmann’s cinematic adaptation, Sonnenallee (1999), confront the negative associations and stereotypes connected with East Germany to deconstruct how formal history has portrayed its past and its citizens. Brussig’s texts take a completely different approach to remembering the GDR, which simultaneously challenges history’s dominant perspective as well as the Ostalgie phenomenon. Through his texts’ recollection, Brussig subverts the East German state in hindsight and begins the construction of a new mythology with which to associate former East Germany. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Thomas Brussig en_US
dc.subject Ostalgie en_US
dc.subject German Literature en_US
dc.subject German Film en_US
dc.subject Postalgie en_US
dc.subject Sonnenallee en_US
dc.subject Helden wie wir en_US
dc.subject Berlin Wall en_US
dc.subject East Germany en_US
dc.subject GDR en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Stasi, sex and soundtracks: Thomas Brussig's Postalgie en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Gölz, Peter
dc.degree.department Dept. of Germanic and Russian Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US

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