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Realismus und Moderne in der Kleinen Prosa von Robert Musils "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten" (2018)
Journal Article
Goettsche, D. (2018). Realismus und Moderne in der Kleinen Prosa von Robert Musils "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten". Musil-Forum, 35, 7-26. doi:10.1515/9783110583359

This study proposes a new approach to Robert Musil’s engagement with the tradition of (German) Realism. It shifts the focus from his novellas and his novel "Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften" to the short prose of his "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten" (1936) while a... Read More

Post-imperialism, postcolonialism and beyond: towards a periodisation of cultural discourse about colonial legacies (2017)
Journal Article
Göttsche, D. (2017). Post-imperialism, postcolonialism and beyond: towards a periodisation of cultural discourse about colonial legacies. Journal of European Studies, 47(2), doi:10.1177/0047244117700070. ISSN 0047-2441

Taking German history and culture as a starting point, this essay suggests a historical approach to reconceptualising different forms of literary engagement with colonial discourse, colonial legacies and (post-) colonial memory in the context of Comp... Read More

Hans Christoph Buch’s Sansibar Blues and the fascination of cross-cultural experience in contemporary German historical novels about colonialism (2012)
Journal Article
Göttsche, D. (2012). Hans Christoph Buch’s Sansibar Blues and the fascination of cross-cultural experience in contemporary German historical novels about colonialism. German Life and Letters, 65(1), doi:10.1111/j.1468-0483.2011.01563.x. ISSN 0016-8777

This article maps four different types of cross-cultural experience in contemporary historical novels about colonial Africa (colonialist, exoticist, intercultural, and transcultural) before focusing on Buch’s Sansibar Blues (2008) as a case study in... Read More