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The Resource Housebound : selfhood and domestic space in contemporary German fiction, Monika Shafi, (electronic resource)

Housebound : selfhood and domestic space in contemporary German fiction, Monika Shafi, (electronic resource)

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Housebound : selfhood and domestic space in contemporary German fiction
Title
Housebound
Title remainder
selfhood and domestic space in contemporary German fiction
Statement of responsibility
Monika Shafi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In life and in fiction, houses are compelling objects that shape an impressive range of personal and public affairs. A house embodies experiences often intensely emotional, and it also represents both a major financial investment and a material reality embedded in architectural, aesthetic, and social traditions. The house, the place where we try to be at home, can be regarded - as theorists from Gaston Bachelard to Edward S. Casey have argued - as the key space for our constructions of selfhood and belonging. A host of contemporary German narratives featuring houses highlight this relationship between selfhood and domestic space. Beginning with a historical and theoretical overview of the house in German literature, 'Housebound' analyzes the shelters - often highly ambivalent spaces - that writers such as Katharina Hacker, Arno Geiger, Walter Kappacher, Monika Maron, Jenny Erpenbeck, Judith Hermann, Barbara Honigmann, and Emine Sevgi Özdamar build in their texts and what these reveal about contemporary selfhood in Germany and its relationship to the social world. The concluding comparative analysis of Katharina Hacker's 'Die Habenichtse' and the English novelist Ian McEwan's 'Saturday' reveals these developments in another national literature and makes a case for the global appeal of the domestic as a major site of identity politics. Monika Shafi is the Elias Ahuja Professor of German and Chair of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware.--
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Shafi, Monika
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • German fiction
  • Home in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Domestic relations in literature
Label
Housebound : selfhood and domestic space in contemporary German fiction, Monika Shafi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781571138323/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bodies, biographies, and buildings : Jenny Erpenbeck's Heimsuchung and Katharina Hacker's Der Bademeister -- House inheritance : Arno Geiger's Es geht uns gut and Katharina Hacker's Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen -- Escaping to the countryside : Walter Kappacher's Selina oder das andere Leben and Monika Maron's Endmoränen -- Uncanny houses : selected narratives by Judith Hermann, and Susanne Fischer's, Die Platzanweiserin -- Open houses : Emine Sevgi Özdamar's "Der Hof im Spiegel" and Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde : Wedding -- Pankow 1976/77 -- (Un) safe houses : Katharina Hacker's Die Habenichtse and Ian McEwan's Saturday
Control code
CR9781571138323
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 223 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781571138323
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813536510
Label
Housebound : selfhood and domestic space in contemporary German fiction, Monika Shafi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781571138323/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bodies, biographies, and buildings : Jenny Erpenbeck's Heimsuchung and Katharina Hacker's Der Bademeister -- House inheritance : Arno Geiger's Es geht uns gut and Katharina Hacker's Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen -- Escaping to the countryside : Walter Kappacher's Selina oder das andere Leben and Monika Maron's Endmoränen -- Uncanny houses : selected narratives by Judith Hermann, and Susanne Fischer's, Die Platzanweiserin -- Open houses : Emine Sevgi Özdamar's "Der Hof im Spiegel" and Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde : Wedding -- Pankow 1976/77 -- (Un) safe houses : Katharina Hacker's Die Habenichtse and Ian McEwan's Saturday
Control code
CR9781571138323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 223 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781571138323
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813536510

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