Erika Runge: Überlegungen beim Abschied von der Dokumentarliteratur

With the volume Bottroper Protokolle (Suhrkamp 1968) – a collection of eight verbatim recorded memoirs of people in the Ruhr region – the television director and doctor of literature, committed feminist and communist Erika Runge (1939–2023) coined the term and practice of Dokumentarliteratur (documentary literature). Eight years later, Runge published the text “Reflections Upon Saying Farewell to DocumentaryLiterature,” in which she reflects, among other things, on the reception and political effectiveness of the documentary approach.

HaFI 020 publishes Runge’s programmatic text together with its English translation, accompanied by a contextualizing commentary by Regine Ehleiter and a conversation between Clio Nicastro and titre provisoire (Cathleen Schuster / Marcel Dickhage), whose latest film A cold case or happiness is closely based on Runge’s work.

HaFI 020 – Erika Runge: Überlegungen beim Abschied von der Dokumentarliteratur / Reflections Upon Saying Farewell to Documentary Literature
Editors: Regine EhleiterClio Nicastrotitre provisoire (Cathleen Schuster / Marcel Dickhage)
Published by: Harun Farocki Institut
Language: Deutsch / English
Pages: 60
Size: 21 x 29,7 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-00-077303-7

10,00 €