Units of Study

GRMN3682 - Foreign and Exotic in German Literature

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrea Bandhauer
Phone: +61 2 9351 3146
Email: andrea.bandhauer@sydney.edu.au


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.


1xoral presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x3500wd research essay (55%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


18 senior credit points in Germanic Studies



Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


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