Belonging and exclusion: case studies in recent Australian and German literature, film and theatre

Ulrike Garde (Editor), Anne-Rose Meyer (Editor)

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The essays collected in this volume explore a wide range of aesthetic, philosophical and generic applications of the concepts of belonging and exclusion in the context of migration. Organised in two sections, 'Performing belonging' and 'Narrating otherness', this original study represents a timely interdisciplinary approach to a topic of great contemporary and future interest. It is the first cross-cultural analysis of how belonging and exclusion are created and represented in literature, film and theatre against the background of the different historical and present conditions of migration and 'multiculturalism' in Australia and Germany. Academics from Australia and Germany, two countries described by some as opposite poles on the migration spectrum, uncover new correlations between different cultures and genres. The focus on artistic works offers snapshots, seldom available in everyday life, of belonging and exclusion in process. Written with both academics and students in mind, the essays discuss belonging and exclusion across a variety of genres, including the Bildungsroman, terrorism novel, children's literature, and different kinds of film, cabaret and theatre. Among the topical issues addressed are borders, bodies, education, exile, generations of migrants, globalisation, identity, language, memory, narrative strategies, photography, representation, lieux de mémoire, terrorism and transculturalism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages217
ISBN (Print)9781443810005
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Emigration and immigration in motion pictures
  • Emigration and immigration in theater
  • German literature--21st century--History and criticism
  • Australian literature--21st century--History and criticism
  • Motion pictures--Germany--History
  • Motion pictures--Australia--History
  • Performing arts--History
  • Marginality, Social, in literature
  • Marginality, Social, in motion pictures


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