Ziegler Lecture: “The Legacy of Bambule (1970): On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German ’68 Movement”

“The Legacy of Bambule (1970): On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German ’68 Movement”

Dr. Andreas Stuhlmann
DAAD Visiting Associate Professor, University of Alberta

The fiftieth anniversary of the events of 1968 and the fortieth anniversary of the crisis of the so-called ‘Deutsche Herbst’ (German Autumn) of 1977/78 have rekindled interest in the history of the TV drama Bambule (Riot). It is the story of rebellion in an institution for girls. It was a joint project of director Eberhard Itzenplitz and journalist Ulrike Meinhof, but it never aired until 1994. The talk will focus the work on a critical edition of Bambule, including the other adaptation of the script.

Dr. Andreas Stuhlmann joined the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta after teaching Modern German Literature and Media Culture at University College Cork in Ireland and the University of Hamburg. His research interests include critical theory, exile literature and migration, dispositive and genre, literary polemics, German-Jewish cultural history, among his latest publication are articles and book chapters on Jewish Avenger characters, Hannah Arendt, Bert Brecht, Douglas Sirk, and Egon Monk.