Diary writing as a technology of the self : on the cultural performativity of graphic self-reflexion in Victor Klemperers Third Reich diaries
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
, p. 44-59
University of Antwerp
This article will focus on Victor Klemperers changing German-Jewish identity in his diaries I Will Bear Witness (1933-1945) and analyze how the autobiographical reliance on the speaking I reveals its involvement with subjectivity and self-construction through the performative act of writing. Klemperers diaries highlight the divide between a single and changing self.