Transnational Dimensions of Heimat and National Images of Hybridity in Mo Asumang’s Roots Germania
Dr.Imke Brust is an Assistant Professor of German at Haverford College and Haverford’s Visual Culture and Media fellow for 2018-2019. Her book manuscript ‘Reunification Versus Reconciliation: Challenging the Nation in Post-Wall Germany and Post-Apartheid South Africa’is comparative study of South African and German culture, literature, and film in recent decades. It engages with the national and transnational changes unleashed by the end of apartheid in South Africa and the German reunification. Dr. Brust’s research and teaching interests focus on 20th and 21st German literature and film, nationalism, globalization, European and African Studies. Her scholarly essays also engage issues of gender and race, and investigate the images of, and the tensions between, nation and state in contemporary literature and film. Dr. Brust has presented papers and organized panels at the MLA, GSA, and other international conferences.