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GE909 - German Memories of the War - From Perpetration to Suffering (MA variant)

  • Module code: GE909
  • Module name: German Memories of the War - From Perpetration to Suffering (MA variant)
  • Department: German Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

After focusing on literary and filmic representations of the bombings of Düsseldorf and Dresden, the module addresses the issue of family memory, transgenerational trauma and the long-term legacy of traumatic war experience in both literature and film.

Principal learning outcomes

In addition, the module will provide you with the opportunity to develop further the following skills: the ability to abstract and synthesize key information from written and spoken sources in German and English; the ability to organize, present, and defend ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument; the ability to formulate your opinions with reference to established interpretations; the ability to analyse critically a range of materials in German and English (primary texts, secondary sources, contextualizing historical material); the ability to apply critical methodologies to the analysis of cultural products; the ability to conduct independent research using library and bibliographic resources and ICT skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

lectures & seminars (2 hrs/week)

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Other essential notes

places subject to availability - please contact module convenor

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: GE909-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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