Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WS 2011/12 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
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The "German Colony" in London, 1848-1945: Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Emigration and Exile    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Hauptseminar     WS 2011/12     2 SWS     jedes Semester    
   Lehreinheit: Anglistik    
   Teilnehmer/-in  Maximal : 50  
      alle Lehrämter, alle Lehrämter
  Bachelor, Bachelor
  Mag, Magisterstudiengang
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Heyl
   Termin: Mittwoch   10:00  -  12:00    wöch.       Raum :   SE 111   S - E  
  fällt aus am 16.11.2011   

19th and early 20th-century London attracted a large number of German- and Yiddish-speaking migrants and refugees. Some of them went to London to start a new and hopefully more prosperous life, others to escape political and/or religious persecution (especially after 1848, in the 1880s and in the 1930s). This seminar is based on my current research project on emmigration and exile. It will therefore give you a good opportunity to engage in hands-on research.

We shall study a wide range of texts and images. Topics such as the interaction among various groups of immigrants, assimilation and cultural / historical memory, notions of Britishness acquired and developed by immigrants, gender issues and issues of transculturality will be covered.


As most of the relevant material is only to be found in archives and research libraries, a reader will be made available at the usual Copy-Shop (Reckhammerweg 4) from early September - please start reading as soon as possible.

There will be a final exam (Abschlußklausur).