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GERM 302 German Literature after 1945 (in English)
Reading and discussion of selected literary works from West, East, and the United Germany, as well as from Austria and Switzerland.
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|Full||GERM 302 001||Lecture||2||Mon Wed Fri||12:00||13:00|
Trauma - Imprisonment - Transformation. This course focuses on German literature from the second half of the twentieth century. We will read, discuss and analyze short stories, plays, and novels by major authors from West, East and United Germany, as well as from Austria and Switzerland. A special focus of the discussions will be on the representation of personal and collective traumas, different forms of imprisonment and/or self-imprisonment, as well as the (im)possibility of transformation. This course is taught in English.
|GERM 302 002||Lecture||2||Tue Thu||14:00||15:30|
Cross-listed with GERM 206 001. This course aims to introduce to the current themes and historical settings of exile, flight and migration. We will critically discuss topics such as diasporic and national belonging, asylum and integration politics, multiculturality and European cultural identity. All readings are in translation and focus on contemporary transnational German-language literature and film affected by migration. While the beginning of the course covers Jewish and political exile during National Socialism, the other parts deal with Germany as an immigration country since the fall of the wall in 1989, including its "Welcome Culture" as response to the global "refugee crisis" in 2015.