Literature and Film

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School shootings: an interview with Silke Braselmann
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“I’ve got a story to tell.” Comics as a Competence Task
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School shootings: the precarious fictionality of a discourse
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Connecting Literary Studies and Teaching Literature
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Worldbuilding: Creating fantastic worlds
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Hamlet, our contemporary? Shakespeare in the 21st Century
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Understanding and Teaching TV: Sitcoms in the Foreign Language Classroom

School shootings: an interview with Silke Braselmann

Silke Braselmann’s great PhD thesis on school shootings in the United States titled Approaching the Inexplicable. The Fictional Dimension of the School Shooting Discourse has won her the German renowned, very prominent prize of the Koerber Foundation 2018 for PhD theses. Before the award ceremony is staged on 10th December in Berlin, Silke Braselmann talks […]

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School shootings: the precarious fictionality of a discourse

The current debate about factual and counter-factual assertions and news suggests that there is a distinguishable boundary between fact and fiction. However, things are more complicated than this, despite all the need to adhere to facts and to insist on the value of truthfulness. Societies are always also built on cultural imaginations, which to a […]

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Connecting Literary Studies and Teaching Literature

In Germany, future teachers of foreign languages do not only develop their language proficiency, but they also study linguistics, literary studies and foreign language pedagogy (didactics, as it is termed in Germany). Since, at most German universities, all of these are autonomous disciplines, this raises questions of interdisciplinary correspondences, coordination and interrelatedness between all of […]

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Hamlet, our contemporary? Shakespeare in the 21st Century

Even until today there has been a persistent view that Shakespeare’s plays negotiate universalisms in a time-transcending manner (love, hate, enmity, death). Regularly, these assumptions must serve as reason that Shakespeare “is still contemporary”. That’s more than astonishing, considering he died exactly 400 years ago. The societal and political order, which he so distinctly presents […]

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