Units of Study

GRMN2682 - Foreign & Exotic in the German World

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrea Bandhauer


This 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 'Ausländer' (foreigners, migrants) writing in German. Narratives critical of 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.


1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd written tutorial paper (20%), 1x class presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 1x1hr exam (10%).


Nadolny, Selim oder die Gabe der Rede. (Serie Piper Bd.730)
Özdamar, Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn. kiwi Taschenbücher 731
Tawada et al, (Course Pack UPS)


1x2-hr seminar/week


Credit average in 12 Junior credit points of German not including GRMN1133



Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GRMN3682. This unit of study will not be offered again.

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