The unit investigates questions of national identity and foreignness (Fremde) in modern literary texts in German. We will consider the construction as well as the deconstruction of belonging and being foreign, both by native authors and by so-called Auslaender (foreigners, migrants) writing in German. Narratives critical concepts of a national identity which excludes, rejects and devalues the other, as well as narratives by authors embodying the foreign and exotic, will be compared.
|Academic unit||Germanic Studies|
|12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Germanic Studies or (GRMN1311 and GRMN2322)|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.