Writing between Cultures: German Literature and Film by Authors of Foreign Descent|
Spring 2022 not offered
This seminar will introduce students to both literary texts and films by immigrants or descendants of immigrants, all of whom write in German, whether as their first or second language. Among the topics we will explore are homesickness, interactions with bureaucracy, use of and perspectives on language, questions of citizenship and identity, assimilation and integration, cultural misunderstandings, and encounters with bigotry and xenophobia. We will discuss works by Yoko Tawada, Aras Íren, Rafik Schami, Emine Sevgi Ízdamar, Wladimir Kaminer, Vladimir Vertlieb, Sa┐a Stani┐ic, and others as we consider what properties make their works part of the canon of German literature, or not. Films by Fatih Akin and Yasemin Samdereli are also included in this course.
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Graded assignments will include essays with revision; discussion moderation; participation in class
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Regular attendance and participation in class discussion required.
All readings, writing, and discussion in German.
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