Anna Saunders is Senior Lecturer in German at Bangor University. Her research interests include the social history and culture of the GDR, questions of public remembrance and memorialisation in eastern Germany, and theories of collective memory.
Her publications include (co-edited with Debbie Pinfold) Remembering and Rethinking the GDR (2013), Honecker’s Children (2007) as well as articles on Ostalgie, the memory of Rosa Luxemburg and monuments in unified Berlin. She is currently finalising a monograph on the memorialisation of the GDR.
- Honecker’s Children: Youth and Patriotism in Eastern Germany (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007)
- ed. with Debbie Pinfold, Remembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
- ed. with Laura Rorato, The Essence and the Margin: National Identities and Collective Memories in Contemporary European Culture, ‘Studia Imagologica’ series vol. 15, (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009)
- ‘Memorialising the “Heldenstadt der DDR”‘, in Kulturkontakte – Cultures in Contact, ed. by Frauke Hofmeister and Dietmar Böhnke (Leipzig: Edition Hamouda, 2014), pp. 181-93
- ‘The Politics of Memory in Berlin’s Freiheits- und Einheitsdenkmal’, in Debbie Pinfold and Anna Saunders (eds), Remembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 164-78
- ‘Thomas Brussig’s Heroes Like Us’, in The German-Lanugage Novel since 1990, ed. Stuart Taberner (CUP, 2011), 50-63