Italian Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century: Constructing Subjects by Assoc Prof Ursula Fanning

This book highlights the centrality of the autobiographical enterprise to Italian women’s writing through the twentieth century—a century that has frequently been referred to as the century of the self. Ursula Fanning addresses the thorny issue of essentialism potentially involved in underlining links between women’s writing and autobiographical modes, and ultimately rejects it in favor … Continue reading Italian Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century: Constructing Subjects by Assoc Prof Ursula Fanning

GER30160 German Prose Narratives Since the Fall of the Wall

This module looks at examples of recent family and generational stories written by German-language authors. In close readings of texts and key pieces of secondary literature we will explore some of the following issues: - What is the nature of the relationship betwee private memory and collective/ cultural memory? - How do memory and history … Continue reading GER30160 German Prose Narratives Since the Fall of the Wall

GER20230 Transcultural Encounters 1: Turkish-German Poetry from ‘70s to Today

As a result of the bilateral agreement between Turkey and West Germany in 1961, Turks are now Germany’s largest minority and Berlin has one of the largest Turkish populations of any city. This module will equip students with an in-depth knowledge of post-War Germany’s history, society and cultural landscape from the Turkish-German perspective through analysis … Continue reading GER20230 Transcultural Encounters 1: Turkish-German Poetry from ‘70s to Today

FR20050 Introduction à l’âge des Lumières (18e siècle)

This module proposes a discovery of the Enlightenment of eighteenth-century France through its literature. Three texts will be chosen for scrutiny from amongst key thinkers and writers of the century. Authors studied in the past include Rousseau, Graffigny, Riccoboni, Voltaire, and Diderot. Each writer brings a different vision of life and progress to the text, … Continue reading FR20050 Introduction à l’âge des Lumières (18e siècle)