Event Title

Ehre, Gewalt und Identität: sexuelle und politische Machtbeziehungen in Heinrich Bölls klassischem Roman (Honor, Violence and Idenitity: Sexual and Political Power Relationships in Heinrich Böll's Classic Novel)

Location

Diamond 242

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 4:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

This talk will examine various social and political themes as they relate to identity and ideology in Heinrich Boll's novel "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum". To begin, I will introduce the historical context in which the novel was written and will also touch upon Boll's biography and his interactions with German media, because I believe it to be extremely relevant to the novel's social and political themes. I will explore the ways in which gender and sexual stereotypes are used to create a societal critique, as well as the ways in which Boll addresses the issue of terrorism, political misdirection and media sensationalism. Ultimately, this talk will focus on the many different types of power relationships: men and women, police and citizens, media and the public, narrator and reader and how they helped to shape the identities and ideologies of Germany and its people after the second world war.

Faculty Sponsor

Arne Koch

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. German and Russian Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

304

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Ehre, Gewalt und Identität: sexuelle und politische Machtbeziehungen in Heinrich Bölls klassischem Roman (Honor, Violence and Idenitity: Sexual and Political Power Relationships in Heinrich Böll's Classic Novel)

Diamond 242

This talk will examine various social and political themes as they relate to identity and ideology in Heinrich Boll's novel "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum". To begin, I will introduce the historical context in which the novel was written and will also touch upon Boll's biography and his interactions with German media, because I believe it to be extremely relevant to the novel's social and political themes. I will explore the ways in which gender and sexual stereotypes are used to create a societal critique, as well as the ways in which Boll addresses the issue of terrorism, political misdirection and media sensationalism. Ultimately, this talk will focus on the many different types of power relationships: men and women, police and citizens, media and the public, narrator and reader and how they helped to shape the identities and ideologies of Germany and its people after the second world war.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/226