Theory as Hierarchy: Positioning German Migrantenliteratur

Bayer, Gerd
March 2004
Monatshefte;Spring2004, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Argues that the partitioning of literature written in German into a more traditional group is based on the use of different theoretical approaches as they are applied in readings of purportedly different literatures. Critical reception of "migrantenliterature," or German literature written by authors not born in Germany; Cultural aspects of the texts; Critics' argument that such positioning places the texts in a predetermined context, without much regard to aesthetic features.


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