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The Resource After the Stasi : collaboration and the struggle for sovereign subjectivity in the writing of German unification, Annie Ring

After the Stasi : collaboration and the struggle for sovereign subjectivity in the writing of German unification, Annie Ring

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After the Stasi : collaboration and the struggle for sovereign subjectivity in the writing of German unification
Title
After the Stasi
Title remainder
collaboration and the struggle for sovereign subjectivity in the writing of German unification
Statement of responsibility
Annie Ring
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Reading works of literature since German unification in the light of previously unseen files from the archives of the Stasi, After the Stasi uncovers how writers to the present day have explored collaboration as a challenge to the sovereignty of subjectivity. Annie Ring here interweaves close analysis of literary fiction and life-writing by former Stasi spies and victims with documents from the archive, new readings from literary modernism and cultural theories of the self. In its pursuit of the strange power of the Stasi, the book introduces an archetypal character in the writing of German unification: one who is not sovereign over her or his actions, but instead is compelled by an imperative to collaborate - an imperative that persists in new forms in the post-Cold War age. Ring's study identifies a monumental historical shift after 1989, from a collaboration that took place in concert with others, in a manner that could be recorded in the archive, to the more isolated and ultimately less accountable complicities of the capitalist present. While considering this shift in the most recent texts by East German writers, Ring provocatively suggests that their accounts of collaboration under the Stasi, and of the less-than-sovereign subjectivity to which it attests, remain urgent for understanding the complicities to which we continue to consent in the present day." -- Back cover
  • Reading works of literature since German unification in the light of previously unseen files from the archives of the Stasi, this volume uncovers how writers to the present day have explored colaboration as a challenge to the sovereignty of subjectivity
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
830.9358109048
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KKA5246
LC item number
.R56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
After the Stasi : collaboration and the struggle for sovereign subjectivity in the writing of German unification, Annie Ring
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: collaboration and the problem of sovereign subjectivity -- The psychic life of collaboration: Monika Maron's Stille Zeile Sechs -- Mapping the topography of surveillance in Wolfgang Hilbig's "Ich" and Kerstin Hensel's Tanz Am Kanal -- Collaboration as collapse in the Stasi files and life writing of Monika Maron and Christa Wolf -- Prison/writing: the subject of the Stasi archive -- Animals and the limits of sovereignty in the writing of Unified Germany --Capitalist complicity in Wolfgang Hilbig's last prose works -- Conclusion: after the Stasi: complicity and cooperation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781472567604
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885910214
Label
After the Stasi : collaboration and the struggle for sovereign subjectivity in the writing of German unification, Annie Ring
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: collaboration and the problem of sovereign subjectivity -- The psychic life of collaboration: Monika Maron's Stille Zeile Sechs -- Mapping the topography of surveillance in Wolfgang Hilbig's "Ich" and Kerstin Hensel's Tanz Am Kanal -- Collaboration as collapse in the Stasi files and life writing of Monika Maron and Christa Wolf -- Prison/writing: the subject of the Stasi archive -- Animals and the limits of sovereignty in the writing of Unified Germany --Capitalist complicity in Wolfgang Hilbig's last prose works -- Conclusion: after the Stasi: complicity and cooperation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781472567604
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885910214

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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