When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
German Reading 2018
1) Robert Menasse: “Die Hauptstadt” (Suhrkamp Berlin, 2017). Winner of the Preis des deutschen Buchhandels 2017. The novel follows seven European citizens in Brussels whose decisions influence each other even when they do not encounter each other directly.
2) Joachim Radkau: “Geschichte der Zukunft. Prognosen, Visionen, Irrungen in Deutschland von 1945 bis heute” (Hanser Berlin 2017.) The author connects the German recent past with its immediate future.
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Contact: Mona Eikel-Pohen
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics