German in the World
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308 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

11 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture

Imprint: Camden House

German in the World

The Transnational and Global Contexts of German Studies

Edited by James R Hodkinson and Benedict Schofield

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Weighs the value of Germanophone culture, and its study, in an age of globalization, transnationalism, and academic change.
The study of German-language culture has been rapidly diversifying to express the vibrant multiplicity of what it is now possible to research, and teach, under the rubric of "German Studies." Responding to these developments, German in the World explores what happens when the geographic, linguistic, and temporal boundaries that have traditionally been used to define German-language culture are questioned, and are placed alongside more global perspectives. Chapters consider the transformation of the German-language cultural canon through its engagement with the world, trace the value of German Studies as an interdisciplinary subject practiced across different global locations, and investigate the impact of both on the work of organizations and practitioners entirely beyond the academy. In questioning where German-language culture can be found across these different "worlds," German in the World thus uncovers the continued value of German Studies as a field of critical cultural discourse within a globalized public sphere, placing that culture at the heart of debates on Transnational and World Literature. Ultimately, the contributions to this innovative volume demonstrate how attempts to locate German Studies in its wider geographic and social contexts result not in a discipline undone, but in a discipline reinvigorated and transformed.
German in Its Worlds - James R. Hodkinson and Benedict Schofield
Part I: The World in German Culture
Introduction to Part I: The World in German Culture - James R. Hodkinson and Benedict Schofield
Goethe's World - John K. Noyes
Embodying and Distributing World Literature: Goethe's Novelle in the Context of the 1820s - Ben Morgan
Weltdeutschtum: On the Notion of a German World Community from Schiller to Thomas Mann - Tobias Boes
Nineteenth-Century German Travelers to Wales: Text, Translation, and the Manipulation of Identity - Carol Tully
"Weltliteratur aus der Uckermark": Regionalism and Transnationalism in Sasa Stanisic's Vor dem Fest - Frauke Matthes
Postcolonial Studies in International German Studies-Postcolonial Concerns in Contemporary German Literature - Dirk Göttsche
Part II: German in World Locales
Introduction to Part II: German in World Locales - James R. Hodkinson and Benedict Schofield
German in a South African Context: From Colony to Decolonization - Carlotta von Maltzan
From German Studies to Environmental Studies (and Back Again): A Journey across Continents and Disciplines - Kate Rigby
A Philo-Selfie Approach to German-Indian Studies - Sai Bhatawadekar
Part III: German Worlds Beyond the Academy
Introduction to Part III: German Worlds Beyond the Academy - James R. Hodkinson and Benedict Schofield
Towards a Socially Engaged Academy: Islam in German History and Its Relevance for Non-Academic Publics - James R. Hodkinson
Theatre Without Borders? Tracing the Transnational Value of German Theatre beyond Germany: A UK Case Study - Benedict Schofield
Tuning in to German: The BBC German Service and the British Occupation - Emily Oliver
Reterritorializing German Pop: Kraftwerk's Industrielle Volksmusik as a Transnational Phenomenon - Uwe Schütte

James Hodkinson is Reader in German at Warwick University.

Benedict Schofield is Reader in German at King's College London.

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June 2020

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Title Details

308 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

11 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture

Imprint: Camden House