Transnational German Studies

BookTransnational German Studies

Transnational German Studies

Transnational Modern Languages, 5


June 30th, 2020



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This volume consists of a series of essays, written by leading scholars within the field, which demonstrate the type of inquiry that can be pursued into the transnational realities underpinning German-language culture and history as these travel right around the globe. Contributions discuss the inherent cross-pollination of different languages, times, places and notions of identity within German-language cultures and the ways in which their construction and circulation cannot be contained by national or linguistic borders. In doing so, it is not the aim of the volume to provide a compendium of existing transnational approaches to German Studies, nor to offer its readers a series of survey chapters on different fields of study to date. Instead, it offers novel research-led chapters that pose a question, a problem, or an issue through which contemporary and historical transcultural and transnational processes can be seen at work. Accordingly, each essay isolates a specific area of study and opens it up for exploration, providing readers, especially student readers, not just with examples of transnational phenomena in German culture, but also models of how research in these areas can be configured and pursued.

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Rebecca Braun is a Professor of Modern Languages and Creative Futures and the Director of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University. Benedict Schofield is a Reader in German and the Director of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London.