Simulierte Erinnerungen des Anderen: Zur transnationalen Multidirektionalität von Indianer- Bildern am Beispiel der Illustrationen zu Werken von Käthe Recheis

Claudia Sackl

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in BuchBeitrag in Konferenzband


Based on the understanding of postcolonial memory as multidirectional, disjunctive, and combinatorial (Michael Rothberg) and the postmodern concept of the ‘simulated indian’ (Gerald Vizenor), this article investigates how Native Americans and First Nations have been visualised in selected picturebooks written and illustrated by Indigenous and German artists. Drawing special attention to the works of the Austrian writer Käthe Recheis, the article illust- rates how stereotypical images of the Savage, Noble, or Vanishing Indian have been negotiated within multi-layered transnational processes of media trans- fer (including references to the famous ostensibly ethnographic photographs by Edward Curtis). By conceptualising the images under scrutiny as ‘simulated memories’ that often elude a dichotomous opposition of canonical memory and counter-memory, this article reveals disruptions within the contested power structures of cultural memory, questions the claims of authenticity and documentation placed on some of the images, and examines subversive practices of remembrance and historiographic storytelling.
TitelErinnerung reloaded?
Untertitel(Re-)Inszenierungen des kulturellen Gedächtnisses in Kinder- und Jugendmedien
Redakteure*innenGabriele von Glasenapp, André Kagelmann, Ingrid Tomkowiak
Herausgeber (Verlag)J. B. Metzler
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022


ReiheStudien zu Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien

ÖFOS 2012

  • 602014 Germanistik
  • 602008 Anglistik