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In the specialisation German Literature and Culture you will concentrate on literature from the two most recent eras—the 20th and 21st centuries.
You will study literary texts based on the link they have to other forms of discourse—e.g. public debates—and the way they are viewed as special textual representations of constructions of identity, reflections on the past, political discourse and so on.
You will also study such theories as intertextuality, cultural poetics, identity theories, reception theories, historiography and so on. You will discover the department’s approach to literature—and the other textual representations discussed—makes it a part of a broader discipline of Cultural Studies.
Please consult the German Literature and Culture section of the Prospectus for more information.