Topographies of Memory: The 1960s Student Movement in Germany and the US. Representations in Contemporary German Literature

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susanne Rinner, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:

Abstract: This chapter explores the representation of the 1960s student movement in contemporary German literature. The theoretical frame for my analysis is informed by the discourse on remembering and forgetting, storytelling and silence. While my research is part of a larger project, in this essay I am focusing on the representation of the United States and the American-German relationship within the literary representations of 1968.

Additional Information

Changing the World, Changing Oneself: Political Protests and Collective Identities in the 1960s/70s West Germany and U.S. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010: 65-81
Language: English
Date: 2010
German Literature, Student Movement, 1960s, Unites States, Literary Analysis

Email this document to