Speaker: Dr Kylie Giblett
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the unification of Germany in 1990 created dramatic changes in Germany’s political, social, and cultural landscape. A series of hotly debated memory contests arose during this time, centred on the newly unified nation’s approach to its common Nazi past. German literature played a significant part in this controversy, enjoying widespread popularity and influence in the 20 years following 1990. During this key period for the development of Germany’s contemporary memorial culture, what “version” of the Nazi past did the authors of German language literature choose to tell? In this lecture, Dr Kylie Giblett will examine this question.
About the expert
Dr Kylie Giblett is an Academic Fellow in Germanic Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on the interface between contemporary German literature and recent German history, law and legal philosophy.
Image: A pair of Stolpersteine in Berlin, Kylie Giblett.