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Literature, Culture and Theory of Diaspora (Common Comparative Course TEP) - Single View

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Type of Course Intermediate seminar Long text
Number 095795 Short text
Term SS 2011 Hours per week in term 2
Expected no. of participants Study Year
Max. participants 40
Credits 5 Assignment enrollment
Language english
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Lecturer Status Remarks Cancelled on Max. participants
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Tue. 12:00 to 14:00 weekly Johannisstr. 12-20 - ES 226        
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Responsible Instructors
Responsible Instructors Responsibilities
Merk, Annika responsible
Stierstorfer, Klaus, Prof. Dr. responsible
Graduation - Curricula Sem ECTS Bereich Teilgebiet
Master - National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culture, Language (88 992 7) -
Master - National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culture, Language (88 992 0) -
Master of Ed. LA Gym/Ges - Englisch (M3 049 8) -
Master of Ed. LA Bk. 2-F - Englisch (M7 049 8) -
Master of Ed. LA Bk.(BAB) - Englisch (M4 049 8) -
Magister - Englische Philologie (02 008 97) -
Lehramt Sek II und Sek I - Englisch (49 049 98) -
Lehramt Sek II - Englisch (44 049 98) -
Sek II mit berufl. Schw. - Englisch (18 049 98) -
Lehramt Sek I - Englisch (43 049 98) -
LA GHRGe/HRGe - Englisch (24 049 3) -
LA Gymn. u. Gesamtschulen - Englisch (25 049 3) -
LA Berufskollegs - Englisch (27 049 3) -
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Englisches Seminar
Fachbereich 09 Philologie

This course investigates the phenomenon of diaspora in modern, postcolonial, and global contexts. Incorporating an interdisciplinary literature from the social sciences and humanities, we will examine a number of key questions:

  • What are the economic, political and social forces that instigate and shape human experiences of movement?
  • How do migrants move and settle amid plural and heterogeneous social contexts?
  • What are the intersections of migration, refugeeism, transnationalism and diaspora with other forms of social difference (religion, ethnicity, race, class, gender, sexuality)?
  • How does the experience of diaspora influence the production of literary, artistic, and popular cultural forms?
  • How do notions of home, belonging, citizenship, and identity evolve in diasporic contexts?

Students will become familiar with the social features of diaspora and the cultural expression of  the diasporic condition through a consideration of theoretical, and literary texts. Particular attention will be given to the local nuances of diaspora in Canada, the UK, and Germany.


Common Core Course Transatlantic Exchange Programme (DSC)

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