GERST 6960

GERST 6960

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

New forms of German literature emerged in the wake of transnational labor migration, especially after 1989. Taking leave of a sociological model that interprets this literature only in terms of intercultural dialogue, this course juxtaposes prose fiction about cultural contact and critical theories of difference with two primary goals in mind. Students will be introduced to representative examples of contemporary German literatures of migration, and critical modes of conceptualizing cultural contact in Germany will be compared in relation to each other and in tension with the literary field. Focus on German literature of Turkish migration complemented by readings reflecting other transnational phenomena such as postsocialism, postcolonialism, globalization, refugees, world literature.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Intended for: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: good reading knowledge of German and English required, exceptions require instructor approval.


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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6960NES 6960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17662 GERST 6960   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person