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GERM 406A Selected Topics in German Literature - SEL TPC GERM LIT

A study in depth of one topic of special interest, varying from year to year depending on interests of faculty and students. Possible topics: literature and film, the image of the outside world in German literature, individualism and conformism.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


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GERM 406A 001Lecture1 Tue Thu11:0012:30

Germ 406 Selected Topics in German Literature: Deutschland in der Fl├╝chtlingskrise (The "Refugee Crisis" in Germany)


This course is taught in German (prerequisite Germ 210) and will focus on contemporary literature, especially after the Syrian refugee crisis of 2015. The emphasis lies on narratives which assume that Germany is a postmigrant society, for which migration and mobility have become central and dynamic parts. How do authors perform hybrid and plural identities that go across borders, including the dealing with memories of exile, genocide and war? We will read selected texts, such as by Bertolt Brecht, Hannah Arendt, Jean Amery, Zafer Senocak, Yoko Tawada, Navid Kermani, Abbas Khider, Firas Alshater, Jenny Erpenbeck and Ilija Trojanow.