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Module code: GN221B
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
Quota: 24
Department: GERMAN
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Britta Jung (GERMAN)
Overview Overview

(Re-)Negotiating East-Germanness

This module introduces students to the historical period of the GDR and the economic, social, and cultural processes of German Reunification to the present. Particular attention will be given to German and East-German identity constructs, i.e. who/what is considered German by whom, and what does it mean to be East German in this context? Throughout the module, we will explore different media texts, incl. literature, film, music, news media, and social media.

Course Texts:
Valerie Schönian: Ostbewusstsein. Munich: Piper, 2020 [4th edition 2022].
Steffen Mau: Lütten Klein. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2019.
Michael Schorr: Schultze Gets the Blues. Paramount Pictures, 2004.
Further texts TBA

**This 5-ECTS credit module may be used as part of the 15-ECTS credits in the study of literature (including drama, poetry, fiction, film studies etc.) required for accreditation by the Teaching Council of Ireland. All applications submitted for Teaching Council accreditation are, however, subject to the Teaching Council’s internal evaluation processes.

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