ed. by Wolfgang Müller-Funk
The volume, the output of a conference held at the Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici (Rome, 27 February-1 March 2019), entails two different issues. On the one hand it aims to discuss the state of the arts with regard to the philosophical and cultural discourse on liminal phenomena, while, on the other hand, it refers to the everyday life of European politics, which is not only influenced by the debate on migration and on the borders of the European Union, between Europe and its neighbours, but also within its own member states.
The title is deliberately ambiguous. It calls into questions whether Europe can be defined by specific modes of demarcations, but it also points to the quality and nature of these borders (inside as well as outside) and to the role and function of the half-continent.
Roma 2021 pp. 204 € 22,00
Table of contents
Wolfgang Müller-Funk, The Borders of Europe. Instead of an Introduction
Ágnes Heller, Can Europe Survive?
Mauro Ponzi, Borders, Demarcations, and Identities. People and Populism in Contemporary Europe
Johan Schimanski, (Un)folding European Borders
Tommaso Morawski, Counter-Mapping Migrant Forms of Life
Gerlinde Steininger, B/ordering Europe in Parliamentary Debates in Austria During the EU Presidency 2018
Clemens Ruthner, Being ‘Borderline’. Liminality as a Heuristic Concept
Dario Gentili, Hic sunt leones. Border/Frontier. The Political Genea-logy of a Spatial Disposition
Giulia Iannucci, The Formation of the New City: Berlin as the European Paradigm
Daniela Padularosa, Adrift. Nomadism in Contemporary Cities
Rüdiger Görner, Boundaries, Frontiers, and Border-Crossings. Reflections on the Political Aesthetics of Liminality
Anna Czajka-Cunico, Borderland Thinking in Polish Cultural Studies and the Possibility of Its Interdisciplinary Development. Some Introductory Reflections and Examples
Micaela Latini, Sliding Borders. Between Ingeborg Bachmann’s Storytelling and Jean Améry’s Testimony
- The Authors