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Beyond Enemy Lines: Literature and Film in the British and American Zones of Occupied Germany, 1945-1949

Objective

This project investigates the cross-fertilisation of Anglo/American and German literature and film during the Allied Occupation of Germany. It will be the first study to survey the cultural landscape of the British and American zones of Occupied Germany in any detail. By doing so it will offer a new interpretative framework for postwar culture, in particular in three areas: the history of the Allied Occupation of Germany; the history of postwar Anglophone and Germanophone literature (arguing the two were more intertwined than has previously been suggested); and the history of the relationship between postwar and Cold War. Combining Anglo-American and German literature and film history with critical analysis, cultural history and life-writing, this is a necessarily ambitious, multidisciplinary study which will open up a major new field of research.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

ERC-2013-StG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SG - ERC Starting Grant

Host institution

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 414 601
Principal investigator
Lara Feigel (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)

Beneficiaries (1)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 414 601
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Lara Feigel (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)