Vol 1 No 1 (2021)
Research Article

The “Fiction Meter”: Memories Told in Family Stories, Biographies and Memoirs of Contemporary Jewish Women Authors from Central-Eastern Europe Writing in German

Ida Fábián
Doctoral School of Literary Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Múzeum krt. 4., H-1088 Budapest, Hungary
Published March 31, 2021
  • memory culture,
  • trauma-irony-emotion,
  • fiction and fact,
  • contemporary intercultural literature


This article is about a piece of research started in 2019 which focuses on the literary, cultural and sociological analysis of biographical and family stories by contemporary Jewish female authors from Eastern-Europe writing in German. This study investigates the relationship between the literary and lingual appearance of memories and the age, the Eastern-European origin, the socialization and the identity of the authors. The research also deals with the differences between the literary forms of the various generations of authors and the identifiable irony-fiction-reality correlation in the memories told.