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'Strange worlds' in German migration literature, and intercultural learning in the context of German studies in South Africa.

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This study examines the relationships between intercultural theory, German Studies (in South Africa) and post-war migration literature written in Germany. Migration literature as intercultural literature, and German Studies adopting an intercultural philosophy are thus associated by an intercultural aspect that also links both to a global network of intercultural relations. The study places emphasis on relationships rather than areas of research. This means that areas of research are looked at in terms of how they relate to other areas of research and other contexts. The underlying idea is that intercultural understanding can be taught at an academic level as an avenue towards building intercultural competence. At the same time, theories of an intercultural understanding should be informed by experiences that helped build intercultural competence.


Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2009.


German literature--20th century--History and criticism., German literature--Study and teaching--South Africa., Intercultural communication in literature., German literature--Turkish authors--History and criticism., Emigration and immigration in literature.