This article analyzes a paradigm shift in the late 1980s within West German discourses on coming to terms with Germany's Nazi past. Exploring the role of citation and ekphrasis in Anne Duden's book The Judas Sheep, the article argues that the relationship between postwar generations and the Nazi past may be understood as one of prosthetic witnessing. While exposing normative contours of discourses of coming to terms with the past, prosthetic witnessing in Duden's text engages Renaissance representations of Christ, rendering an encounter with her viscerally affective narrative as provocative as it is revealing.
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Research Article| February 01 2011
Anna M. Parkinson; Aptitudes of Feeling: Ekphrasis as Prosthetic Witnessing in Anne Duden's Judas Sheep. New German Critique 1 February 2011; 38 (1 (112)): 39–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-2010-022
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