Pulverschrift Berlin im löchrigen Europa

Mayr, Maria (2010) Pulverschrift Berlin im löchrigen Europa. Études Germaniques , 65 (3). pp. 673-683. ISSN 0014-2115

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This paper appropriates Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s conceptualizations of space, as outlined in A Thousand Plateaus, in order to illuminate Yōko Tawada’s conception(s) of Europe. Focusing on her drama Pulverschrift Berlin reveals that Tawada takes concrete localities as a starting point to undermine conceptions of Europe based on notions of a stable territory, culture, and history, without thereby denying the reality of Europe itself. Tawada’s work thus creates what Deleuze and Guattari call a « holey space », which allows for spatio-temporal oscillations between the local and the global and the past and the present.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11967
Item ID: 11967
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > German and Russian
Date: July 2010
Date Type: Publication
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