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Fatima Naqvi

Fatima Naqvi is Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on 20th century German literature and film. She has written on film adaptation as melancholic translation, history and cosmology in recent German culture, the poetics of violence in the films of Michael Haneke, as well as aesthetic education in Thomas Bernhard’s novels. She has also published on Bernhard’s controversial drama Heldenplatz, El Greco’s influence on Rilke’s poetry, laughter as a means of social action in Roberto Benigni’s La vita è bella, and Catholicism’s continuing presence in contemporary Austrian writing.


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The Literary and Cultural Rhetoric of Victimhood
Western Europe, 1970-2005

Palgrave Macmillan
This study analyzes the pervasive rhetoric of victimhood in European culture since 1968. In a radically fragmented public sphere, individuals perceive...
Fatima Naqvi

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