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Kosmopolitische ‘Germanophonie’. Postnationale Perspektiven in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur herausgegeben von Christine Meyer (review)

Kosmopolitische ‘Germanophonie’. Postnationale Perspektiven in der deutschsprachigen... Book Reviews women on stage--who "remain strangers even without folkloristic accessories"-- critically comment on gender inequalities as experienced in contemporary expressions of Islam (236). They are "satirical `virgin' voices" and "counter dominant conceptions of the presumed homogeneity of political Islam" (237). As she states in conclusion, with her analyses of transnational cultural productions, Breger "set out to map the aesthetics of the present moment as an aesthetic of narrative performance: a set of techniques that develop narrative in performative and performance in narrative forms" (268). All in all, Breger's book, aside from introducing an in-depth theoretical discussion of narrative performance, also introduces new ways in which to group recent cultural productions. Previously well-discussed ¨ minority productions by Zaimoglu, Ozdamar, and Popoola as well as popular and/or acclaimed filmic productions about the GDR/reunification, and other forms of contemporary literature and theater, thus become recategorized and can be read in a new light and contexts. This allows for a new alignment of work previously connotated otherwise and lays the ground for a novel and refreshing theoretical and aesthetic analysis. Breger's theoretical discussions will be of particular interest to scholars of narrative and performance theory. Her in-depth analyses in this theory-dense http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Monatshefte University of Wisconsin Press

Kosmopolitische ‘Germanophonie’. Postnationale Perspektiven in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur herausgegeben von Christine Meyer (review)

Monatshefte , Volume 105 (4) – Feb 5, 2013

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Book Reviews women on stage--who "remain strangers even without folkloristic accessories"-- critically comment on gender inequalities as experienced in contemporary expressions of Islam (236). They are "satirical `virgin' voices" and "counter dominant conceptions of the presumed homogeneity of political Islam" (237). As she states in conclusion, with her analyses of transnational cultural productions, Breger "set out to map the aesthetics of the present moment as an aesthetic of narrative performance: a set of techniques that develop narrative in performative and performance in narrative forms" (268). All in all, Breger's book, aside from introducing an in-depth theoretical discussion of narrative performance, also introduces new ways in which to group recent cultural productions. Previously well-discussed ¨ minority productions by Zaimoglu, Ozdamar, and Popoola as well as popular and/or acclaimed filmic productions about the GDR/reunification, and other forms of contemporary literature and theater, thus become recategorized and can be read in a new light and contexts. This allows for a new alignment of work previously connotated otherwise and lays the ground for a novel and refreshing theoretical and aesthetic analysis. Breger's theoretical discussions will be of particular interest to scholars of narrative and performance theory. Her in-depth analyses in this theory-dense

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Published: Feb 5, 2013

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