Category Archives: Sebaldiana/

Documents resulting from the conversion of W. G. Sebald’s proper name to an adjective. Today, events, interpretations, and especially photographs — are often labeled as Sebaldian. Here you’ll find our contribution to this fast-growing cottage industry including the ephemera that accompanied our publication Searching for Sebald.

LIBRARY SHELF: Austerlitz

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Sebald, W. G.; Austerlitz: Roman(1964) ICI Shelf: Sebald Accession #: ICI-00519

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LIBRARY SHELF: Across the Land and the Water

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Sebald, W.G.; Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001 (2013) ICI Shelf: Sebald Accession #: ICI-02856

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LIBRARY SHELF: A Place in the Country

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Sebald, W.G.; A Place in the Country (2013) ICI Shelf: Austerlitz Accession #: ICI-02721

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Traveling Images from Sebald’s Rings of Saturn

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Images from W. G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn, refashioned into traveling postcards.  

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Sebald’s Grave Holes

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Title: “Sebald’s Holes” Description: Photo field document from an ICI Interpretive Field project – Searching for Sebald. Many photos were taken on that trip, some of which seem to come from deep memories that had yet to form in consciousness. … Continue reading

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To the Temple

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This is a nondescript sign on a back road of East Anglia, England. But to anyone who has read W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, this sign might (and it does) announce the site of Alec Girrard’s model of … Continue reading

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Max Sebald’s Signature

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  As a form of written language, the signature is, in theory, a symbolic sign. Its relationship to the person who creates it is arbitrary and based totally on convention and cultural practice. In reality, though, the signature is a … Continue reading

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Tombstone Sign

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Take Extreme Care Sign

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Cemetery Sign

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