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y separately published work icon Stasiland Anna Funder , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2002 Z1001793 2002 single work non-fiction (taught in 5 units)
— Appears in: Reader's Digest Encounters : Real Life Reading 2006; (p. 9-174)

To write this non-fiction work about life in the former East Germany, Anna Funder interviewed former Stasi officers and the people they surveilled. Described in the National Library of Australia record as 'A book of travel, history and biography that reads like a documentary novel,' Stasiland takes 'a deliberately subjective and "literary" approach' to its material with an 'emphasis on a sympathetic authorial persona as the source of the reader's perspective' (Susan Lever 'The Crimes of the Past: Anna Funder's Stasiland and Helen Garner's Joe Cinque's Consolation'. Paper delivered at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) conference 2006).

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This unit investigates the Cold War through a representative sample of literary and cinematic works. In the course of the unit we investigate the shifting and shifty geopolitics of the postcolonial period, national and international cultures of paranoia, questions of ideology, gender, nationality, truth and love. We also explore the absurdly humorous possibilities activated by the war that may well be thawing out. The unit suggests that the imaginitive representation of the Cold War has significantly altered public perceptions of the war and government approaches to manipulating those perceptions.


1x4000wd essay (100%)

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Levels: Postgraduate