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Course Information

Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154510 Nationalisms 2 HS Mo 14:15 – 15:45 R. 3.208 Piskurek

Course Description

Although a global and transnational age has been repeatedly proclaimed over the past two decades, this has not entailed the end of nationalism, as the recent past has shown. Especially in times of (socially and medially constructed) crises – banking, Euro, refugees etc. – the concept of the nation seems to constantly interfere with the concept of supranational organisations like the European Union. This makes it all the more important to re-evaluate the arbitrary construct of nations and corresponding forms of nationalism. Such a discussion may take politics as a starting point, but it inevitably reaches out into all kinds of cultural practices: sports, fiction, transport, etc. For students of British Cultural Studies, this topic gains even more relevance in the light of the complicated make-up of the United Kingdom and ongoing processes of devolution in Scotland or Wales. In this seminar we will read and discuss various theories about nations, nationalisms and national identities, from Ernest Gellner and Benedict Anderson, to Michael Billig and Linda Colley, as well as fictional representations of nationalisms. Since this course is open to LABG students (GyGe, BK and HRG) who need credit points in "Kulturdidaktik" (1002/1003), we will also explore the challenges and chances of teaching the topic in school.

Course Requirements

Course requirements will be discussed in the first session.

Required Reading

A Reader will be made available by the start of the class.


Lehramtsstudiengänge: MA BML 2005:
  • 1302, 1303
LPO 2003:
  • GHR: 5c
  • GyGe: 6b, 7b
  • SP1. Fach: 5c
  • SP2. Fach: 4b
  • BK: 6b, 7b
LPO 1994/2000:
  • E1
LABG 2009:
  • G: 703, 704
  • HRG: 601, 1001, 1002
  • GyGe/BK: 601, 701, 702, 1001, 1003
  • SP: 703
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

  • B.A.ALK: Kern 6abc, 7bc, 8a, Komp 3abc, 4ab
  • B.A.AS: Komp 4a
  • M.A.ALK: 1abc, 3a
  • M.A.AS: 2ab, TG 5