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Seminar: 3.02.998 S Multiple Imaginations: Germany's Pasts and Presents - Details
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General information

Course name Seminar: 3.02.998 S Multiple Imaginations: Germany's Pasts and Presents
Course number 3.02.998
Semester SoSe2023
Current number of participants 11
maximum number of participants 20
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Friday, 16.06.2023 16:15 - 19:45, Room: A01 0-005
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 3

Rooms and times

A01 0-005
Friday, 16.06.2023 16:15 - 19:45
Sunday, 18.06.2023 10:00 - 19:00
(Auswandererhaus Bremerhaven)
Saturday, 17.06.2023 10:00 - 19:00

Module assignments


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.

Admission settings

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.