Outside In: An Introduction to Outcasts and Outsiders in German-language Literature and Film (MLG1021)

15 credits

This module introduces you to 20th- and 21st-century German-speaking society. The best way to understand a society is to understand who is excluded from it. Outcasts and outsiders are those individuals who don’t seem to fit in, who are excluded, ostracised or left behind. In this module, you will meet talking apes, car-thieving misfits, and the only human left alive on Earth. Together, these characters will help you explore what it means to be on the outside – and what this implies about the ‘inside’ of German-speaking society in the 20th and 21st century. All texts and films will be studied in translation. In addition to this, the module will aim to build your subject-specific vocabulary in German.