German Studies Old and New Challenges

3 ' Area Studies ' - - 13 In fact , the GSA's description of the first root of ' German Studies ' which goes on to talk of its practitioners seeking to “ broaden the knowledge about Germany provided by their own field by drawing upon ...

German Studies  Old and New Challenges

This collection of specially commissioned contributions by leading scholars in German Studies gives a comprehensive overview of the current and future state of the discipline in British and Irish universities; in particular in terms of topics taught and methodologies used in Undergraduate Programmes. Any such course provision faces the challenge of striking the right balance between academic standards, the expectations and interests of the students, demands by potential employers and the tightening of resources.

The German Language in British Higher Education

Problems, Challenges, Teaching and Learning Perspectives Sylvia Jaworska. Pavlenko , A. 2002. ... Plädoyer für die Entwicklung einer integrativen Didaktik im Bereich der " German Studies " . ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges .

The German Language in British Higher Education

The discipline of German Studies in English-speaking countries is in crisis and the situation in British Higher Education can be seen as a paradigmatic example. Symptoms of the crisis are a dramatic decrease in the number of students, financial difficulties and the resulting closures of German Departments. Furthermore, the language skills which finally emerge from universities are not always satisfactory. The present book sheds light on key aspects of the institutionalised teaching and learning of German language in the UK. The first part - the macro-context - surveys the socio-political developments that have recently affected the sector of modern languages and specifically the discipline of German Studies. The second part - the micro-context -, zooms in to the teaching and learning as experienced from both students' and teachers' perspective. Ultimately, by linking the macro-analysis with the micro findings, the present book proposes a number of strategies which could contribute to the optimisation and enhancement of teaching and learning German in British Higher Education.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

(1998) German Studies: Old and New Challenges, Bern: Peter Lang (a collection of papers written by British and Irish Germanists). McCarthy, J.A. and Schneider, K. (eds) (1996) The Future of Germanistik in the USA, Nashville, ...

Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

With more than 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world. With a unique structure and format, an inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, and coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture is the first reference work of its kind. Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words, as well as shorter factual entries, cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this highly useable volume provides the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist with an astonishing breadth and depth of information.

Acta Germanica

German Studies : Old and new challenges . Undergraduate programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland . Bern : Peter Lang . Peitsch , Helmut 1998. “ The Case for Literary Studies ” in Lutzeier , Peter Rolf ( Herausgeber ) ...

Acta Germanica


Performance and Performativity in German Cultural Studies

Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier At a time when German Studies faces a serious challenge to its identity and ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Performance and Performativity in German Cultural Studies

This volume assembles the select proceedings of an international conference held at the University of Cambridge in March 2002. The conference took its cue from the 'performative turn', which has put issues of performance and performativity at the centre of current academic debate in the humanities. The volume aims to show the ways in which German Studies have been turning towards questions of the performative in recent years. On the one hand, this involves an increased interest in the performing arts in the scholarship and teaching of German Studies and a growing understanding of the literary text too, as a performed process as much as a finished object, on the other, an incorporation of theories of performativity, not least in the area of gender and sexuality. The essays cover a range of performance media (theatre, film, performance art, photography) as well as the representation of turns or acts of performance in literary texts from Goethe to key contemporary writers. Together, they indicate exciting new ways forward for German Cultural Studies.

Investigating Gender Translation and Culture in Italian Studies

Reeves, Nigel B.R. “German Studies: Old and New Challenges.” In German Studies Old and New Challenges. Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and Ireland, edited by Peter R. Lutzeier, 13-31. Bern: Peter Lang, 1998.

Investigating Gender  Translation and Culture in Italian Studies

The past few years have witnessed a growing academic interest in Italian Studies and an increasing number of symposia and scholarly activities. This volume originates from the Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Colloquia that took place at the University of Leicester and Cambridge in June 2004 and April 2005 respectively. It gathers together articles by young researchers working on various aspects of Italian Studies. It well illustrates current trends in both typical areas of research, like literature and 'high culture', and in those which have gained momentum in recent years, like translation and language studies. The volume offers a taste of the dynamic outlook of current research in Italian Studies: the interdisciplinary approach of the essays in translation and gender studies, and the innovative methodological perspectives and findings offered by the new fields of Italian L2 and ethnography. The book is divided into three sections, each grouping contributions by broad subject areas: literature and culture, translation and gender studies, language and linguistics. Cross-fertilizations and interdisciplinary research emerge from several essays and the coherent ensemble constitutes an example of the far-reaching results achieved by current research.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany

The New Germany: Social, Political and Cultural Challenges of Unification. Exeter, UK: Exeter University Press, 1995. Lutzeier, Peter Rolf, ed. German Studies: Old and New Challenges. Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and ...

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Getting Into German

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier a At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Getting Into German

This volume, composed mainly of papers given at the 1999 conferences of the Forum for German Language Studies (FGLS) at Kent and the Conference of University Teachers of German (CUTG) at Keele, is devoted to differential yet synergetic treatments of the German language. It includes corpus-lexicographical, computational, rigorously phonological, historical/dialectal, comparative, semiotic, acquisitional and pedagogical contributions. In all, a variety of approaches from the rigorously 'pure' and formal to the applied, often feeding off each other to focus on various aspects of the German language.

German Art 1907 1937

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

German Art 1907 1937

This book examines the responses of visual artists, including architects, designers and photographers, to the technological and social modernisation of Germany during the first three decades of the twentieth century. It investigates how these aspects of the modernising process inform both the subject matter and formal innovations of their work. The study analyses how these visual practices were not just the concerns of isolated and enclosed art worlds but had wider social resonances, ranging from the debates concerning the reformist objectives of the Deutscher Werkbund (1907) to the National Socialist ideological onslaught on modernist culture culminating in the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibitions of 1937. Many of the artists encountered here were radicalised by the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the November 1918 Revolution in Germany, experiences which effected change in their conceptualising of cultural production and its social function: their modes of working, however, would also set challenging markers for what forms art might take for the twentieth century. The book is, therefore, both a study of art in complex political and sociocultural contexts and a reflection on how engagement with a social imagination can challenge a tradition based on the assumptions of individual imaginings.

Theatre Censorship in Honecker s Germany

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier a At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Theatre Censorship in Honecker s Germany

The full story of state-supervised theatre in East Germany during the Honecker era (1971-1989). Censorship in many forms is brought to light, as well as the social and political pressures, revealing the true burden of coercion on the theatrical profession, including targeted operations by the secret police assisted by informers.

Approaches to the Study of Contemporary Germany

Sandford , J. ( 1980 ) , The New German Cinema . London : Oswald Wolff . Sanford , J. ( 1998 ) , ' What does " Culture " mean in German Cultural Studies ? ' , in Lutzeier , P. R. ( ed . ) , German Studies Old and New Challenges ...

Approaches to the Study of Contemporary Germany

The 10 essays of this collection are derived from a group of courses developed by the U. of Birmingham's (UK) Institute for German Studies, which is devoted to the social sciences. The essays consider the (British) research methods used for studying issues in Germany by researchers in economics, pol

Choose Not These Vices

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Choose Not These Vices

From the late seventeenth century into the eighteenth, critics and authors in Germany defended the novel: indeed it depicted vice and immorality, but only with the intention of exhorting the reader to avoid such dangers to the soul. This book examines outstanding novels of life from the Thirty Years' War to the Vormärz, mostly written with this real or apparent moral aim, and evaluates them as documents of social history. The author finds that concepts of truth and plausibility are different in the early modern period. Initial and closing chapters deal with French novels, showing how approaches to society differ across national cultures.

The Double edged Sword

The Cult of Bildung, Its Downfall and Reconstitution in Fin-de-siècle Germany (Rudolf Steiner and Max Weber) Perry Myers ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of ...

The Double edged Sword

This study traces how Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), founder of Anthroposophy and the Waldorf schools, and the sociologist Max Weber (1864-1920) confronted the societal transformations in fin-de-siècle Germany as their primary identity marker - Bildung or self-formation - began to break down. The book documents the German bourgeoisie's failure to modernise as an «imagined community», shedding new light on the larger question about the interrelationship of science, religion and culture by situating Weber's and Steiner's work into the broader context of the sociocultural and sociopolitical transformations during which it was created. Moreover, by exploring the influences across disciplines in a historical context the book provides insight into the cultural implications of new social science and religion at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Hitler s Salon

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier a At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Hitler s Salon

From 1937 to 1944 the National Socialist regime organised a series of art exhibitions, Grosse Deutsche Kuntstausstellung, in Munich. This book traces the history of the exhibitions, characterises the artists and artworks shown and investigates how the local Munich tradition of displaying art was reinvented for national purposes.

Performing the Local and the Global

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier a At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Performing the Local and the Global

This book explores the interplay between global and local influences in theatre festivals in the German-speaking border region around Lake Constance. Whilst opening up a fascinating yet under-researched theatre region to academic study, it also provides much-needed empirical grounding for often vague theories of place, globalisation and culture. Do we really live in a 'shrinking world' dominated by a homogenising global culture industry, or are we experiencing the revival of 'local particularism'? To what extent is an apparently place-dependent cultural form such as theatre affected by the processes of cultural globalisation? Through detailed analysis of theatrical case studies from Lake Constance and the application of an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, this book begins to answer such important questions. The empirical focus is on the defining features of the Lake Constance region: the beautiful and often romanticised natural landscape of lake and mountains, and the presence of the nation-state borders which make this the crossroads of the German-speaking world. The author thus examines both open-air summer theatre festivals, such as the internationally renowned Bregenzer Festspiele, and politically focused cross-border theatre festivals, such as the youth festival TRIANGEL.

From the Margins to the Centre

Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier At a time when German Studies faces a serious challenge to its identity and ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

From the Margins to the Centre

Papers presented at a conference held Mar. 2004, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.

Modern Languages

Cape Town: University of Cape Town. Sandford, J. (1998) 'What does culture mean in German cultural studies', in P. Lutzeier (ed.), German Studies: Old and New Challenges. Bern, Lang, pp. 33–55. Savory, T. (1968) The Art of Translation.

Modern Languages

`This is an important book. A very important book. It is important because it both challenges traditional understandings of language teaching and learning in universities, and rejects new understandings which only devalue the potential power of language learning.... This is not, however, merely a critique. The authors offer a compelling alternative, and do so in a language and style which mirror the alternative proposed.... The authors illustrate their ideas through snapshots of classroom practices which help to build up a picture of what is meant. Such illustrations are invaluable′ - Teaching in Higher Education ′Every so often a book comes along filled with so much wisdom, critical insight, and sheer humanity that it takes one′s breath away. Modern Languages is such a book. Reclaiming language as both a site of struggle and a crucial sphere of politics, Alison Phipps and Mike Gonzalez make it clear that matters of language lie at the heart of any viable pedagogy in which democracy matters. But not a language(s) drained of critical possibilities, passion, power, or imagination, but language as the context and medium in which meaning is produced, affective investments made, and experiences are given legitimacy. Any educator, parent, student, or citizen of the world who cares about democracy, pedagogy, and the crucial role of modern languages creating the conditions for agency, politics, and, yes, hope should read this book′ - Professor Henry Giroux, Waterbury Chair, Penn State University, USA ′I expect it will become a much-thumbed handbook for teachers in search of inspiration, and I am sure it will be a catalyst to further debate and exploration. But I suspect it may also become a turning point for thinking about modern languages. This book exudes life and hope. It shows a future where languages can thrive because they are an integral and indispensable part of what it means to be human. It is an exhilarating prospect to help to bring that future closer′ - Professor Michael Kelly, Director, Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, University of Southampton ′Modern Languages is argumentative in the best sense: it is intellectually ambitious and is making a bold and brave argument of its own. The story is exciting, and offers a radical way of reconceiving teaching and learning in languages. It is written with evident passion and conviction and it seeks to reach out to an audience. The authors come across as committed and even as brilliant teachers. This is a book for its age but yet may have a long shelf-life. It has made me think about modern languages and language teaching and learning in quite new ways′ - Professor Ronald Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London ′This book pushes the traditional field of Modern Languages into new challenges and it crosses intradisciplinary borders between different languages and cultures. It is intrinsically about languaging and about being intercultural. The authors argue that languages are "a social justice issue", give voice to language users in general and to language students in particular and engage into powerful, erudite, reflexive and critical insights. This book portrays language and culture education as a passionate, intelligent and committed undertaking. In sum, it is essential and stimulating reading for those Language and Culture educators, teaching in Modern Language Departments from universities all over the world, who dare′ - Dr Manuela Guilherme, Researcher, Center for Social Studies, Universidade de Coimbra This accessible book aims to challenge and stimulate all those engaged with teaching modern languages in higher education. It is not a `how to′ book; rather it engages with the complex, often paradoxical position of modern languages today, and offers arguments for, and illustrations of the ways in which teachers of modern languages can position themselves critically in that rapidly changing context. It works with the concepts of languaging and being intercultural, which arise from a rigorous examination of research findings, a challenging critique of current models of work within the discipline and a reflection on existing teaching practices. Beginning with an examination of the ′crisis′ in modern languages in the U.K. and North America, the authors draw on data and descriptions of learning experiences in the field and position themselves critically within the debates. Key problems for teachers and learners are identified and elaborated through examples of critical incidents which point to generic as well as specific issues and solutions in teaching languages in higher education. The Teaching & Learning in the Humanities series, edited by Ellie Chambers and Jan Parker, is for beginning and experienced lecturers. It deals with all aspects of teaching individual arts and humanities subjects in higher education. Experienced teachers offer authoritative suggestions on how to become critically reflective about discipline-specific practices.

New Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Modern Languages

Lutzeier , P.R. ( 1998 ) German Studies . Old and New Challenges . Bern : Peter Lang . Lyons , J. ( 1968 ) Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics . Cambridge : CUP . Pit - Corder , S. ( 1973 ) Introducing Applied Linguistics .

New Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Modern Languages

This exciting new publication featuring chapters from some of the foremost practitioners in the field of modern languages today closely examines research-based analysis, structural contexts and classroom practice in teaching and learning. After analysing the current situation, each author proposes radical solutions to current problems and the whole book provides much needed fresh thinking on methodology and pedagogy.

Postwar Continuity and New Challenges in Central Europe 1918 1923

As new universities in the young Polish state were based mainly on alumni and employees of the two old ... who completed a PhD in German studies under his supervision, none was urged by him to go on to qualify as a university professor.

Postwar Continuity and New Challenges in Central Europe  1918   1923

This book presents a multi-layered analysis of the situation in Central Europe after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The new geopolitics emerging from the Versailles order, and at the same time ongoing fights for borders, considerable war damage, social and economic problems and replacement of administrative staff as well as leaders, all contributed to the fact that unlike Western Europe, Central Europe faced challenges and dilemmas on an unprecedented scale. The editors of this book have invited authors from over a dozen academic institutions to answer the question of to what extent the solutions applied in the Habsburg Monarchy were still practiced in the newly created nation states, and to what extent these new political organisms went their own ways. It offers a closer look at Central Europe with its multiple problems typical of that region after 1918 (organizing the post-imperial space, a new political discourse and attempts to create new national memories, the role of national minorities, solving social problems, and verbal and physical violence expressed in public space). Particular chapters concern post-1918 Central Europe on the local, state and international levels, providing a comprehensive view of this sub-region between 1918 and 1923.

Valency in Practice

German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier a At a time when German Studies faces a ... German Studies : Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp .

Valency in Practice

Valency occupies a special place in German linguistics. It not only features prominently in newer grammars of German but has also inspired a wealth of lexicographic work, often of a contrastive nature. The concept has also triggered a fierce theoretical discussion over the last 15 years which has, to the surprise of some, strengthened rather than weakened its central place in grammatography. The papers in this volume examine the continuing importance of valency as a dynamic force within linguistics - which has evolved in a number of directions in recent years and has stimulated much fruitful debate - and also offer insights into the practical application of valency theory in a number of areas. Several papers embody recent theoretical thinking, including its interface with general theories of human language, while the majority of contributions are devoted to the discussion of practical applications which involve a substantial element of contrastive study. Die Valenztheorie hat eine besondere Stellung in der germanistischen Linguistik. Sie spielt nicht nur eine zentrale Rolle in den neueren Grammatiken des Deutschen, sondern sie hat auch eine erhebliche Anzahl an lexikographischen Projekten (oft kontrastiver Natur) angeregt. Um den Valenzbegriff wurde in den letzten 15 Jahren eine zum Teil erbitterte theoretische Diskussion gefuhrt, die - und dies kam fur Kritiker uberraschend - seine zentrale Bedeutung in der Grammatiktheorie eher gestarkt als geschwacht hat. Dieser Sammelband zeugt von der theoretischen Dynamik der gegenwartigen Valenzdebatte: In mehreren Beitragen werden jungste Theorieentwicklungen angesprochen, u. a. die Einbindung von Valenz in eine allgemeine Sprachtheorie. Danebenbefasst sich der Band mit praktischen Anwendungen von Valenz uberwiegend aus einer kontrastiven Perspektive.