By Rory Hanna, University of Sheffield 2021 saw the release of an English translation of Ijoma Mangold’s 2017 autobiography, Das deutsche Krokodil. Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp's rendering introduces to new audiences one of the most well-known mixed-race intellectuals in the German literary sphere. Mangold is a cultural correspondent for the newspaper Die Zeit and features on the book review TV show, Lesenswert … Continue reading ‘Ijoma Mangold’s The German Crocodile: Teaching a New Black German Memoir’
By the EGS team We’ve made a lot of changes, and we hope you enjoy looking through the newly designed pages. This summer has been a time of thoughtful reflection and exchange within the EGS collective, as we sought to overhaul the website and build a new version that is broader, more inclusive and more accessible. Since the beginning, our goal … Continue reading Welcome to the new EGS website!
Dr Ina Linge is Lecturer in German at the University of Exeter, where she is also Co-director of the interdisciplinary Sexual Knowledge Unit. I started out as a new Lecturer in German in June 2020, in the middle of the pandemic. It has certainly been a challenging and exhausting time to develop new modules and … Continue reading “Why not?” Exploring sex & gender history through N.O. Body’s memoirs”
Tom Smith is a Lecturer in German Studies at the University of St Andrews. Here, he reflects on his experiences teaching popular music in the undergraduate German classroom. Be sure to listen along to his course playlist (just below) as you read! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5AJtW7OyJNRtUyC9J7VJm3?si=52jA3M-iTdGSMHezj-oZIg As I look back on 2020, one of its highlights was the … Continue reading Teaching Pop Music