Literature and Film

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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

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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