Documentary literature 3.0. The document as representational strategy in German literature after 2000

01 July 2011 → 31 December 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
theory of literature German literature drama
Project description

The project aims to show that the third generation of documentary writers differs from the documentary avantgarde (Tretjakov, Brecht, Kraus) and the politicized documentary literature of the '60s (Enzensberger, Walraff) through specific representational strategies. These strategies are geared at audience participation and immersion rather than critique of ideology. Documentary literature 3.0. nstills the spectator/reader with an unsettling sense of uncertainty concerning the relation between fact and fiction and can thus be studied informs of self-reflexivity and narratorial profiling.