Affective Spaces
Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives

Anja Tröger

Germanic Literatures 24

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26 July 2021  •  190pp

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The Scandinavian countries regularly top ranking lists for happiness, and are, along with Germany, among the most desired destinations for immigration. But the journey towards them can be arduously challenging, and even on arrival the welcome is often ambiguous. Comparing three novels each from the literatures of Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden, this book follows the migratory journey chronologically to explore its impact on the characters’ lives, bodies and self-understanding.

Through these individually felt experiences, Anja Tröger sheds light on the social and political structures causing conflict and struggle for immigrants. Drawing parallels across national borders, she contends that fiction can constitute a counter-discourse to the marginalisation and othering of refugees and asylum seekers: it can reimagine the lives and voices of those who are usually unheard and unseen.

Anja Tröger is Teaching Fellow in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Reviews:

  • ‘Anja Tröger’s 2021 monograph Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives examines twelve novels whose fairly recent publication dates are bookended by Vigdis Hjorth’s Snakk til meg (2011) and Zeshan Shakar’s Tante Ulrikkes vei (2017)... twelve very compelling transnational narratives that are well worth the engagement.’ — Thomas Herold, German Studies Review 46.2, May 2023, 328-30

Contents:

1-22
Introduction
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23-44
Chapter 1 Departure, Or the Affective Concatenation of Violence in Akos Doma’s Der Weg Der Wünsche and Johannes Anyuru’s En Storm Kom Från Paradiset
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45-67
Chapter 2 Arrival in Liminality: Seeking Asylum in Abbas Khider’s Ohrfeige and Alen Mešković’s Enmandstelt
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68-91
Chapter 3 Travel: Unequal Encounters in Vigdis Hjorth’s Snakk Til Meg and Kirsten Thorup’s Tilfældets Gud
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92-125
Chapter 4 Indifference, Or the Limits of Affective Responsibility in Aasne Linnestå’s Opphold, Negar Naseh’s De Fördrivna and Lone Aburas’s Politisk Roman
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126-164
Chapter 5 Postmigrant Subjectivities in Senthuran Varatharajah’s Vor Der Zunahme Der Zeichen, Pooneh Rohi’s Araben and Zeshan Shakar’s Tante Ulrikkes Vei
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165-172
Conclusion
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173-178
Bibliography
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179-182
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Bibliography entry:

Tröger, Anja, Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives, Germanic Literatures, 24 (Legenda, 2021)

First footnote reference: 35 Anja Tröger, Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives, Germanic Literatures, 24 (Legenda, 2021), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Tröger, p. 47.

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Tröger, Anja. 2021. Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives, Germanic Literatures, 24 (Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Tröger 2021: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Tröger 2021: 21.

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