Liquid Postmodernity: Pubs, Bars, and Clubs as Unstable Constructs of “Heimat”


  • Marie-Christine Boucher Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften


In Kneipen, Bars und Clubs. Postmoderne Heimat- und Identitätskontruktionen in der Literatur — the published version of her dissertation, which was written at the Technische Universität Darmstadt — Vanessa Geuen uses an interdisciplinary approach to bring together postmodernity and Heimat. In her analysis of a corpus of Anglo-American and European novels, she argues convincingly that Heimat as a secure and ‘manageable’ place of belonging remains a relevant concept in literary analysis, even if it has lost the immutability that used to characterize it, and that the pubs, bars, and clubs in her corpus fulfill that function.

How to Cite
Boucher, Marie-Christine. 2018. “Liquid Postmodernity: Pubs, Bars, and Clubs As Unstable Constructs of ‘Heimat’”. KULT_online, no. 54 (April).