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politics of remembrance of the Jewish and the Armenian genocide in contemporary German-Turkish writ- ing, Schubert focuses on the literary work by Jeanette Lander, an unmistak- able pioneer when it comes to critically exploring analogies between racism and anti-Semitism. The contributions by Linda Koiran on Afro-German autobiographies and by Karin E. Yeşilada on ›Poetry post Solingen‹ put forgotten or overlooked episodes in re- latively recent German history to the fore. Especially Yeşilada’s contribution makes a strong case for reading con- temporary Turkish

ZiG | Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik 8|2017|H1 | © transcript 2017 Das »fremde Gift aus Europa« Nationalismus, Rassenlehre und Führer tum in Franz Wer fels Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh Elke Pfitzinger Abstract Franz Werfel’s novel Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh (1933) criticizes nationalism and racism as the causes of the Armenian genocide of 1915 / 16 and as the destructive results of a one-sided European modernity, but does so in an ambivalent way by offering blood, Volks- gemeinschaft, and a Führer as contrasting positive values. This paper

negative for women, since their exclusion from central areas of labor and social life was jus- tified on the grounds of their purported closeness to nature and body, as Geni- vive Lloyd and Colette Guillaumin have pointed out in their books The Man of Reason. »Male« and »Female« in Western Philosophy (1993) and Racism, Sexism, Power and Ideology (1995). Although agreeing with this postcolonial analysis of repressive colonial discourses, I think it would fall short to associate literary af- finity to body and sexuality in Özdamar’s work exclusively with »colonial« ele

Vor der Morgenröte, alluding to Zweig’s most impor- tant work Abschied von Gestern) with passionate melancholy, a century later his Austri- an compatriot, who is no less devoted to the idea of Europe, employs ironic playfulness in reminding the bureaucrats in the titular capital Brussels that they have forgotten (or sup- pressed) the moral core of why the European Union was created in the first place: the pas- sionate commitment to never allow ›Auschwitz‹ (the metonym for nationalism and racism leading to genocide) to ever happen again. While the irony of the plot

occident in medieval history. Title: The Literary Imagology of Dark Women in Der Stricker’s Königin vom Mohren- land (approx. 1210-1230) Keywords: Der Stricker; Die Königin von Mohrenland; blackness; medieval racism; constructing the imago of the enemy; the dark other Die Darstellung von dunkelhäutigen Männern und Frauen, den ›Mohren und Mohrinnen‹, in Literatur, Kunst und Musik hat eine lange Tradition. Neben vie- len historischen ›Mohren‹ wie Moses der Äthiopier, Ludwig der Mohr, Alessan- dro de Medici, Benedikt der Mohr, der Mohr Peters des Großen u.a. findet die