German-Australian Encounters and Cultural Transfers

Global Dynamics in Transnational Lands

  • Benjamin Nickl
  • Irina Herrschner
  • Elżbieta M. Goździak

Part of the Global Germany in Transnational Dialogues book series (GGTD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Institutional Transnationalism

  3. Lived Realities of Transnationalism

  4. Comparative Transnationalism

  5. Transnational Challenges Unbound

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book


This book approaches Australo-German relations from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. It maps new pathways into the rich landscape of the Australo-German transnational encounter, which is characterized by dense and interwoven cultural, historical and political terrains. Surveying an astonishingly wide range of sites from literary translations to film festivals, Aboriginal art to education systems, the contributions offer a uniquely expansive dossier on the migrations of people, ideas, technologies, money and culture between the two countries.

The links between Australia and Germany are explored from a variety of new, interdisciplinary perspectives, and situated within key debates in literary and cultural studies, critical theory, politics, linguistics and transnational studies. The book gathers unique contributions that span the areas of mig

ration, aboriginality, popular culture, music, media and institutional structures to create a dynamic portrait of the exchanges between these two nations over time. Australo-German relations have emerged from intersecting histories of colonialism, migration, communication, tourism and socio-cultural representation into the dramatically changed twenty-first century, where traditional channels of connection between nations in the Western hemisphere have come undone, but new channels ensure cross-fertilization between newly constituted borders.


Australian-German relations Cultural contact Transnational connections German culture in Australia Australian culture in Germany German migration to Australia Austrian migration to Australia German diaspora Australians in Germany Education in Germany and Australia Australia-Germany networks Australian Indigeneity in Austria German mediation of Australian identity Australian and German Film Festivals The Essl Exhibition Translations of Australian children's literature Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art German art in Australia Australian art in Germany Australian Multiculturalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Nickl
    • 1
  • Irina Herrschner
    • 2
  • Elżbieta M. Goździak
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Languages and CulturesThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Languages and LinguisticsThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Institute for the Study of International MigrationWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6598-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6599-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5324
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5332
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