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Who were and who are the European Other(s), and how have their socio-cultural circumstances been aesthetically expressed and discussed in works of literature and art in European history?
Members of the interdisciplinary group of researchers "The Borders of Europe" address these questions and shed new light on the notion of European transnational identity, self-conscience and exclusion. Making a mental, space-time journey across and beyond Europe's borders ─ moving from medieval times to the present, from Istanbul to the northernmost tip of Norway ─ the authors show how the dangerous dynamics of "Othering", estrangement, intolerance and hatred have become an inherent part of the continent's history.
Table of contents
The Historical Dimension of the European Other(s)
Meeting the Other in a Medieval Chivalric Novel
Pilgrims' Progress: Leaving the Old World for the New World, with Robert Cushman
Resistance to History: Heinrich von Kleist's War Poem Germania an ihre Kinder
Europe and the Jews
Inventing Tolerance in Europe and Utopia: Inclusion and Exclusion
Queering the Holocaust: Making the Impossible Possible
Andorran Jews and Other Strangers: Narratives of Identity and Otherness in European Post-War Literature
Jewishness as an Expression of the European Other in the Novels of Marguerite Duras
Variations of the Interior Other(s)
The Boomerang of Imperial Conquest: On Russia's Internal Orientals and the Colonization of One's Own
Scenic Landscapes and Dialogic Spaces on the Outskirts of Europe: Arctic Drama and Polar Surrealism in the Arts ─ a Cross-disciplinary Approach
Istanbul's Architecture in Literature ─ from Le Corbusier to Orhan Pamuk
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