The Hidden Colonial Bias of the Anglophone Literary Field in Berlin: Student Output II

Outputs from a recently completed student project seminar on the Anglophone literary field in Berlin are published on The Literary Field Kaleidoscope. A zine, a podcast, an ethnographic diary, and an academic poster explore questions of subtle (or less subtle) forms of exclusion in the lively English-speaking Berlin book world. Students undertook their own fieldwork, explored venues, places, and interviewed agents in the field from book buyers to booksellers. Gesa Stedman functioned only as advisor and chair of the feedback meetings.

Students embarked on field work exploring Berlin’s bookshop. This group decided to produce an ethnographic diary, which you can find here. They share their fears, doubts and breakthroughs and discover how biased and double-edged discourse about Anglophone people is in Berlin – and how this translates into spaces, activities and counterhegemonic action. (link to PDF of ethnographic diary Ethnographic diary.formatiert)