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German Studies towards the Millennium

Selected papers from the Conference of University Teachers of German, University of Keele, September 1999


Christopher Hall and David George Rock

This volume is a collection of papers in German Studies. The wide range of subject areas dealt with reflects the diversity of research at UK universities at the turn of the century: political and social studies, media and cultural topics, literary issues, and recent developments in pedagogic and linguistic studies. The volume confirms the dynamism and diversity of current research in UK German Studies.
Contents: Marianne Howarth: The Business of Politics; The Politics of Business. The GDR in Britain Before and After Diplomatic Recognition – Mechthild M. Matheja-Theaker: The Collapse of the German Welfare State: Women and Poverty – Jean-Marc Trouille: Germany and France - Promoting Mutual Understanding Through Cultural Bridges? – Stefan Wolff: Germany and Her Minorities Abroad – Rachel Palfreyman: Viewers and Villagers: Realism and Authenticity in Edgar Reitz's Heimat – Stuart Parkes: ‘Auschwitz und kein Ende’: The Recent Controversies Surrounding Martin Walser – Ingo Cornils: Romantic Relapse? The Literary Representation of the German Student Movement – Ian Foster: Joseph Roth and Der Neue Tag – Peter Davies: Utopia Incorporated: The Lives of Stephan Hermlin in the GDR – Tanja Nause: Post-Wende Literature and Cultural Memory: Moments of Recollection in Thomas Brussig's Novel Helden wie wir – Gertrud Reershemius: Language Change - Low German in North-West Germany – Geraldine Horan / Christian Fandrych: First Steps Towards the Year Abroad: A Multi-Media Language and Culture Course – Winifred v. Davies: A Critique of Some Common Assumptions in German Work on Language and Education – Christopher Hall: The Effectiveness of CALL in Grammar Teaching. An Evaluation Using Error Analysis – Peter Hohenhaus: An Overlooked Type of Word-formation: Dummy-compounds in German and English – Nils Langer: On the Polyfunctionality of the Auxiliary tun.