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dc.contributor.author Grobbel, Michaela en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-13T21:44:28Z en
dc.date.available 2011-06-13T21:44:28Z en
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation Grobbel, Michaela. "Contemporary Romany Autobiography as Performance." The German Quarterly 76.2 (Spring 2003): 140-54. en
dc.identifier.issn 0016-8831 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.1/865 en
dc.description Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Association of Teachers of German. The definitive article is archived by Wiley-Blackwell here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3252171 en
dc.description.abstract This article discusses new forms of self-representation that have recently emerged among Austrian and German Romany or "Gypsy" writers. Their texts emphasize the performative nature of memory, culture, and writing. These memory performances suggest interesting forms of Vergegenwärtigung that display the complex relationships between past and present, and between the majority and minority groups. Autobiographical writings and other artistic expressions by Ceija Stojka and Otto Rosenberg represent test cases of what it means to be "Austrian" or "German" today, especially after 1989. Writing and singing perform important acts of memory that continue the Romany tradition yet are also meant to disrupt the repression of Roma. These forms of autobiography can be viewed as critical auto-performances that create and undo themselves at the same time. Writing and performing from an insider and outsider perspective, Stojka and Rosenberg urge us to rethink our notions of cultural and national identity. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher The German Quarterly en
dc.subject autobiography en
dc.subject authors, Romany en
dc.title Contemporary Romany Autobiography as Performance en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.journal The German Quarterly en
dc.contributor.sonomaauthor Grobbel, Michaela en

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