In this seminar, we will work on different narratives about and representations of what is imagined – in different times and under different (political, social, economic) circumstances – as ‘Germany’. We will explore what ‘Germany’ supposedly is and gain a deeper understanding of it. With a cultural studies perspective we will look at what and who is represented by whom as ‘German(y)’, who and what is excluded by the narratives, what the specific circumstances for specific narratives are, and which counter-narratives can be found.
The aim of the seminar is not to study what is called ‘Germany’ or ‘Europe’ but to learn about representation and perspectives of (multiple) self-imaginations, how they are constructed in different narratives and which functions these imaginations serve. In the context of this seminar, we do a joint study trip to the Auswandererhaus in Bremerhaven to explore different narratives and representations about Germany’s past and present. With a selection of texts and short films we will examine issues of exclusion and inclusion, and their implications.
The course is part of admission "Sonstige (chronologische Anmeldung)".
The following rules apply for the admission:
At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
Subject is Sprachdynamik: Erwerb, Variation, Wandel
Subject is Anglistik
Subject is Englisch
Subject is English Studies
The enrolment is possible from 20.03.2023, 06:00 to 30.09.2023, 23:59.
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.