May 17, 2023

A new chapter by Professor Ela Gezen was just published in the edited volume Berlin International: Literaturszenen in der geteilten Stadt (1970‒1989), out now from DeGruyter. The chapter, titled “Türkisch-deutsche literarische Begegnungen in Westberlin um 1980,” is written in German and examines Turkish-German literary encounters in West Berlin circa 1980. The chapter is open access and available to read for all! 

Berlin International: Literaturszenen in der geteilten Stadt (1970‒1989) [Writing Berlin: International Literary Relations in the 1970s and 1980s] was published by DeGruyter on May 8, 2023. It was edited by Susanne Klengel, Jutta Müller-Tamm, Lukas Nils Regeler and Ulrike Schneider.

From the publisher: “By the time West Berlin was declared the European Capital of Culture of 1988, a heavily internationalized literary scene had already been developing on both sides of the Wall. In fifteen contributions, this volume traces the literary journey taken by the front, island, and capital city to become a future metropolis by looking at numerous case studies, focusing on authors who lived or were guests in Berlin in the 1970s and 1980s.”