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Challenging perspectives: narrative approaches in Ulrike Almut Sandig's Flamingos. Geschichten (2018)
Journal Article
Bartel, H. (2018). Challenging perspectives: narrative approaches in Ulrike Almut Sandig's Flamingos. Geschichten. Oxford German Studies, 47(3), 351-365. doi:10.1080/00787191.2018.1503473

In Flamingos, Ulrike Almut Sandig’s collection of eleven stories, narrative perspective comes under constant challenge so that these superficially simple texts reveal on closer inspection a multi-layered complexity. The following close readings of a... Read More

Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Bartel, H. (in press). Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar. In D. Göttsche (Ed.), Memory and Postcolonial Studies: Synergies and New Directions

This essay explores the role of food and eating in the autobiographical fictions of three very different female Turkish-German authors writing in German. It employs postcolonial theory to explore the complex relationship between gender, identity and... Read More

What is home? An art-based workshop to explore the physical, relational and wellbeing properties of home (2017)
Journal Article
Vallejos, E. P., Baker, C., McGarry, J., Joyes, E., Carletti, L., Bartel, H., …Higginbottom, R. (2017). What is home? An art-based workshop to explore the physical, relational and wellbeing properties of home. Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 8(3), doi:10.1386/jaah.8.3.341_1. ISSN 2040-2457

This feasibility study was framed under the notion of creative practices as mutual recovery – the idea that shared creativity, collective experience and mutual benefit can promote resilience in mental health and well-being. The study evaluated the im... Read More

A Medea called Wally: race, madness and fashion in Paul Heyse's novella 'Medea' (2011)
Journal Article
Bartel, H. (2011). A Medea called Wally: race, madness and fashion in Paul Heyse's novella 'Medea'. German Life and Letters, 64(1), doi:10.1111/j.1468-0483.2010.01519.x. ISSN 0016-8777

In the extensive tradition of adaptations of the Medea myth in German-speaking literature Paul Heyse’s novella Medea (1898) has been often overlooked. However, the fact that it is the first text to introduce the tragic heroine from classical mytholog... Read More