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III. The Poetics and Politics of Rambling in Iain Sinclair ’s Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire Sinclair’s scenography is the microcosm of a London borough called Hackney. The title of his book is a combination of the grandeur intended by the borough’s Town Hall and the rose red color and name of the music hall, the Hackney Empire. The former represents (for Sinclair) the city council’s undesired interference in Hackney’s future, while the latter stands in for Hackney’s cultural heritage.1 That Rose-Red Empire is born out of the conflict between the city

Fantasy without Fantasy: Politics, Genre, and Media in the Fiction of M. John Harrison FRED BOTTING Fantasy without fantasy is a phrase adapted from the writer M. John Harrison and used to address the inter-implication of genre and politics. The gesture of subtracting fantasy from fantasy highlights a differential articulation (fantasy- realism/fantasy-reality) which leaves neither pairing clearly separated according to a conventional division of fiction and reality. Furthermore, it engenders ques- tions of fantasy’s relationship to language

Riding Emotions The Motorcycle as a Vehicle of Political E/Motions in Rachel Kushner’s Novel The Flamethrowers NORA BERNING From zero to two hundred, turn right to go right. From two hundred to three hundred, turn left to go right. Faster than three hundred, turn right to go right. R. KUSHNER, THE FLAMETHROWERS, 125. 1. INTRODUCTION: EMOTION, LITERATURE AND MOVEMENT Originally denoting a public disturbance in the 16th century, the word ‘emotion’ (from French émotion, from émouvoir ‘excite’ based on Latin emovere) has, since the 1980s

Politolinguistische Perspektiven auf Argentinien, Brasilien und Mexiko
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Über die (Un-)Möglichkeit, von Folter zu erzählen
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On Standards, Justice, and Incomparability
Ein Kulturraum zwischen Mythos und Geschichte
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Literatur in autoritären Regimen. Simin Daneshvar - Mercè Rodoreda - Christa Wolf
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Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung
Zu einer neuen Widerstandsästhetik in Literatur und Theater der Gegenwart
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