Advanced Seminar in Transnational and Trans-disciplinary German Studies (GRMST-325)

Fernsehturm Television Tower Berlin

Fernsehturm Television Tower Berlin

Instructor: Karen Remmler

What constitutes contemporary German culture within global perspectives? How might we apply critical race theory, critical social theory, ethnic studies, and queer studies, in order to interpret trajectories of German cultures, histories, and memories? Building on interdisciplinary close-readings of German-speaking cultural production ranging from novels to documentary film, students develop a research topic that spans the humanities, sciences, and/or social sciences. Students may build on previous scholarly work in German Studies and other disciplines, community-based learning, internships, and/or learning abroad to consider major concepts, issues, or problems in an original manner.