How did Germany - not a colonial power until the 19th century - engage with or participate in the increasing European expansion across the globe?
How does German-speaking literature imagine and assess other cultural or religious traditions in the 18thand 19th centuries?
The course introduces postcolonial theory, examines the historical framework of expansion as well as exploration, and looks at the literary and social environments the set texts were written in. We focus on different aspects which may include science, religion, gender, race, revolution, and slavery.
Term 1 materials are likely to include:
Materials for Term 2: TBC
This module will be taught and assessed in German.
Coordinator: Professor Claudia Nitschke
Further details of pre-requisites, co-requisites, aims, contact hours and assessment.