Course offerings include approaches from historical, cultural, media, performance, and gender/sexuality studies and move beyond a traditional epoch-based mode of disciplinary engagement.
Students have the opportunity to: develop comprehensive knowledge and critical judgment of German literary history; acquire an understanding of literary texts in their aesthetic, social, political, (inter)cultural, and historical dimensions; apply a variety of critical methods and theories to the study of literary texts; and refine literary sensibilities, analytical skills, and conceptual abilities.
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Faculty Members in Germanic Studies
|Bowers, Katherine||Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Dostoevsky; genre; gothic fiction; imagined geography; literary culture; narrative; Russian culture; Russian literature; the novel|
|Frackman, Kyle||Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; affect; Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Literary Policies; Arts and Technologies; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Cultural Industries; East Germany; film; Gender Studies; German studies; history of science; history of sexuality; Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; literature; Media; Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.); queer studies; Scandinavia; sexuality; sexuality studies; Social Determinants of Arts and Letters|
|Hallensleben, Markus||Transcultural Studies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Works Analysis; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; German Language Cultures and Literatures; Transnational Literatures; Visual Arts and Literature; European Studies; Literature and Sciences; Literature and Migration; Narratives of Belonging|
|Iurascu, Ilinca||Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; critical theory; Cultural Studies; film studies; German literature; Media and Society; media archeology; media theory; Theories and Philosophies; visual studies|
|Karwowska, Bozena||Sexuality, Body and Gender in Nazi Concentration Camps|
|Malakaj, Ervin||Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; German studies; German Film Studies; German Media Studies; German Media History; Queer Theory and Queer Studies; Feminist and Queer Film Historiography; Critical Pedagogy|
|Pailer, Gaby||German literature, gender and literature, drama and theatre, enlightment, classicism and romanticism|
|Rieger, Caroline||Laughter in interaction, education for global citizenship, translation, language assessment, learning of a third language in a second language environment|
|Winthrop-Young, Geoffrey||German theories of media and cultural techniques, Complexity, biological evolution and animal studies, Secret societies and conspiracy theories, Science Fiction (special focus on Alternate history)|