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Rereading East Germany

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Duration: 0:53:23 | Added: 05 May 2016
A Book at Lunchtime discussion tracing the cultural legacy of the GDR with Karen Leeder, Dennis Tate, Sara Jones, Marc Silberman and Tom Smith

'Rereading East Germany: Literature and Film in the GDR' is the first volume to address the culture of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as a historical entity, but also to trace the afterlife of East Germany in the decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It provides a 'rereading' of East Germany and its legacy as a cultural phenomenon free from the prejudices that prevailed while it existed.
The editor of the volume Karen Leeder (Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Oxford) discusses these issues with Dennis Tate (Professor of German Studies, University of Bath), Sara Jones (Senior Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham) and Marc Silberman (Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison). The discussion is chaired by Tom Smith (Lecturer in German, University of Oxford).

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