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The Resource Comedy and trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945 : the inner side of mourning, Stephanie Bird, (electronic resource)

Comedy and trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945 : the inner side of mourning, Stephanie Bird, (electronic resource)

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Comedy and trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945 : the inner side of mourning
Title
Comedy and trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945
Title remainder
the inner side of mourning
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Bird
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Comedy is often held to be incompatible with trauma and suffering; it triggers anxiety and moral disquiet around the pleasure we take in reading or watching another’s pain. Such concern is particularly acute in relation to suffering that has assumed the status of a cultural trauma, such as that caused by the Holocaust and the Second World War. This long overdue study explores the significance of the comical in German and Austrian postwar cultural representations of suffering. It analyses how the comical challenges the expectations and ethics of representing suffering and trauma. It does so, moreover, by critically examining dominant paradigms which currently enjoy so much status – such as that of trauma and the nowadays automatic validity and universal applicability of victim identity. The study focuses on the work of Ingeborg Bachmann, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. G. Sebald, Volker Koepp, Reinhard Jirgl, Ruth Klüger, Edgar Hilsenrath and Jonathan Littell
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Bird, Stephanie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Germanic literatures
Series volume
10
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  • German wit and humor
  • Austrian wit and humor
  • Motion pictures, German
  • Suffering in literature
  • Victims in literature
  • Wit and humor in motion pictures
  • Suffering in motion pictures
  • Austrian wit and humor
  • German wit and humor
  • Motion pictures, German
  • Suffering in literature
  • Suffering in motion pictures
  • Victims in literature
  • Wit and humor in motion pictures
Label
Comedy and trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945 : the inner side of mourning, Stephanie Bird, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1196374168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781883136
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv16k347s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1196374168
Label
Comedy and trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945 : the inner side of mourning, Stephanie Bird, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1196374168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781883136
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16k347s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1196374168

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