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Book chapter

Wiederholung als Intervention. Überlegungen zu einigen alternativhistorischen Romanen

P. 47-68.

Alternative history in film and literature has become an internationally popular genre in recent decades. This essay examines the poetics of alternative historical narrative, using Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America" and Christian Kracht's "Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten" as examples. At its center is the historical-philosophical question of an "intervention" in history through fiction, i.e. an imaginative enabling of other, non-determined courses of history.

In book

Wiederholung als Intervention. Überlegungen zu einigen alternativhistorischen Romanen
Leiden: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2019.