"Wenn es Heimat gibt, dann liegt sie in der Sprache": Frank Schulz’s Hagener Trilogie (1991–2006)

Schaffner, Anna Katharina (2010) "Wenn es Heimat gibt, dann liegt sie in der Sprache": Frank Schulz’s Hagener Trilogie (1991–2006). Modern Language Review, 105 (3). pp. 777-794. ISSN 0026-7937. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Frank Schulz's Hagener Trilogie (1991-2006) was celebrated as a masterpiece in the German-speaking feuilletons. Surprisingly, nothing can be found on Schulz's multi-layered meditation on Heimat and Sehnsucht in academic discussions of contemporary German literature. Playing with the conventions of the Heimatroman, Schulz gives the genre a postmodern spin by transplanting the concept of Heimat from the realm of geography into the sphere of speech sounds: the metaphysical homelessness and identity crisis of the main protagonist is not just negotiated thematically, but also expressed by his lack of a stable linguistic identity, by his increasingly frantic vacillation between different sociolects, idiolects, and dialects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > German
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 11:14
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 10:40
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30103 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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