Humour and intertextuality as ideology-critical strategies in Thomas Brussig's oeuvre

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2015
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
GDR literature humour in literature literary ideological criticism
Project description

Thomas Brussig's Wendeliteratur is characterized by an ideology citique, aiming at the GDR state, its agents and the absurd realisations of their ideological programme, as well as on the contemporary sociopolitical developments in unified Germany. The project analyzes how humour and intertextuality, determining both the ways in which the texts are organized and in which they operate, are being used in this kaleidoscopic and ideology-critical assimilation of the youngest German history.