German intercultural literature

7.5 credits

Have you completed 1–90 credits/three semesters of German? Keen to delve deeper? Here is a 7.5 credit course for you!

Since the 1950s, there has been significant labour and family reunification immigration in Germany, for example from Italy, Greece, Spain, and Turkey. Of the nearly 3 million Turks living in Germany today, almost half were born in the country. But for a long time, Germany has also been receiving other migrants and refugees. In this course, we read books from authors who describe German cultural idiosyncrasies from their own frames of reference. Sometimes these narratives also constitute testimonials of the sometimes challenging every-day life in the new country. We read authors from Iraq, Turkey, the Czech Republic, and Japan, as well as German authors who portray African and Ukrainian immigrants’ stories. The course is enhanced with articles about the primary literature and research on migration as a phenomenon.

Sounds interesting? The course is entirely online, and we meet via video call every other or every third week on an afternoon to discuss the literature we've read. All you need to do is to get the books, and see to it that you have access to a good internet connection, a computer, and a headset. We work through the online tool Zoom and the learning platform MyMoodle. You’ll find the reading list and other information about the course in the course syllabus, available from the course webpage.

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