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The archive and the closet: same-sex desire and GDR military service in Stefan Wolter's autobiographical writing

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This article analyses Stefan Wolter’s memoir of his service as a 'Bausoldat' in the 'Nationale Volksarmee': 'Hinterm Horizont allein – Der "Prinz" von Prora' (2005). I suggest the term ‘archival narrative’ to describe its narrative made up of juxtapositions of different sources and to draw attention to archival forces of selection, preservation and omission which the text displays. Wolter scrutinizes his documents of military service and highlights their inadequacy as evidence of his same-sex...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Colleges and Halls
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford German Studies Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
198-211
Publication date:
2016-07-11
Acceptance date:
2016-01-20
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URN:
uuid:3823ed4e-be9f-4e5e-9b79-5823f82a9a60
Source identifiers:
633511
Local pid:
pubs:633511
Paper number:
2

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