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Politics, radicalism and Anglo-German relations: the reception of Ernst Moritz Arndt in early 19th-century Britain (2018)
Journal Article
Oergel, M. (2018). Politics, radicalism and Anglo-German relations: the reception of Ernst Moritz Arndt in early 19th-century Britain. 00 Journal not listed, 11(1), 31-60. doi:10.1515/anger-2018-0002

This essay presents the early reception of Ernst Moritz Arndt in Britain. Retrieving this largely forgotten engagement with Arndt, and engagement of Arndt as it turns out, provides two insights. On a more general level it illustrates the influence of... Read More

Challenging perspectives: narrative approaches in Ulrike Almut Sandig's Flamingos. Geschichten (2018)
Journal Article
Bartel, H. (2018). Challenging perspectives: narrative approaches in Ulrike Almut Sandig's Flamingos. Geschichten. Oxford German Studies, 47(3), 351-365. doi:10.1080/00787191.2018.1503473

In Flamingos, Ulrike Almut Sandig’s collection of eleven stories, narrative perspective comes under constant challenge so that these superficially simple texts reveal on closer inspection a multi-layered complexity. The following close readings of a... Read More

Introduction: Ulrike Almut Sandig's universe (2018)
Journal Article
Bartel, H., & Thomas, N. (2018). Introduction: Ulrike Almut Sandig's universe. Oxford German Studies, 47(3), (256-260 ). doi:10.1080/00787191.2018.1503452. ISSN 0078-7191

Experimental fiction or classical story-telling?: Alexander Kluge’s multi-media authorship (2018)
Journal Article
Uecker, M. (2018). Experimental fiction or classical story-telling?: Alexander Kluge’s multi-media authorship. Monatshefte, 110(3), 364-386

Alexander Kluge has created a huge oeuvre concerned with history and story-telling. His books, combine short narrative forms into large constructions in which the different parts all complement each other and create a seemingly never-ending series of... Read More

Constitutionalism and cultural identity as revolutionary concepts in German political radicalism 1806-1819: the case of the Burschenschaftler Karl Follen (2018)
Journal Article
Oergel, M. (2018). Constitutionalism and cultural identity as revolutionary concepts in German political radicalism 1806-1819: the case of the Burschenschaftler Karl Follen. Comparative Critical Studies, 15(2), (183-205). doi:10.3366/ccs.2018.0288. ISSN 1744-1854

The aim of this essay is to investigate the concepts of cultural identity and national sovereignty as they emerge in radical German nationalism after 1806 in relation to French Revolutionary ideas and seek to reconstruct a radical revolutionary, i.e.... Read More

Mining foreign language teaching manuals for the history of pragmatics (2018)
Journal Article
McLelland, N. (2018). Mining foreign language teaching manuals for the history of pragmatics. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 19(1), (28-54). doi:10.1075/jhp.00012.mcl. ISSN 1566-5852

Foreign language learning manuals can be valuable sources for the history of pragmatics and historical pragmatics. They may contain explicit guidance on pragmatics not found in native-speaker grammars: for example, accounts of German forms of address... Read More

‘Hoop op iets vaags’: ambiguity, unreliability and indeterminacy in Erwin Mortier’s Marcel (1999) (2018)
Journal Article
Mertens, B. (2018). ‘Hoop op iets vaags’: ambiguity, unreliability and indeterminacy in Erwin Mortier’s Marcel (1999). Dutch Crossing, doi:10.1080/03096564.2018.1476800

Erwin Mortier’s acclaimed debut novel Marcel, first published nearly twenty years ago, tells the story of a Flemish family haunted by a dark past: the involvement of several members in the wartime collaboration with the German occupier. The novel has... Read More

What is home? An art-based workshop to explore the physical, relational and wellbeing properties of home (2017)
Journal Article
Vallejos, E. P., Baker, C., McGarry, J., Joyes, E., Carletti, L., Bartel, H., …Higginbottom, R. (2017). What is home? An art-based workshop to explore the physical, relational and wellbeing properties of home. Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 8(3), doi:10.1386/jaah.8.3.341_1

This feasibility study was framed under the notion of creative practices as mutual recovery – the idea that shared creativity, collective experience and mutual benefit can promote resilience in mental health and well-being. The study evaluated the im... Read More

Post-imperialism, postcolonialism and beyond: towards a periodisation of cultural discourse about colonial legacies (2017)
Journal Article
Göttsche, D. (2017). Post-imperialism, postcolonialism and beyond: towards a periodisation of cultural discourse about colonial legacies. Journal of European Studies, 47(2), doi:10.1177/0047244117700070

Taking German history and culture as a starting point, this essay suggests a historical approach to reconceptualising different forms of literary engagement with colonial discourse, colonial legacies and (post-) colonial memory in the context of Comp... Read More

Learning by teaching: developing transferable skills (2016)
Book Chapter
Stollhans, S. (2016). Learning by teaching: developing transferable skills. In K. Borthwick, E. Corradini, & A. Gallagher-Brett (Eds.), Employability for languages: a handbookResearch-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2016.cbg2016.478

Learning by teaching (German: Lernen durch Lehren, commonly abbreviated as LdL) is a teaching and learning approach which was developed by the French language teacher Jean-Pol Martin in German schools in the 1980s (Martin, 1985). The method sees stud... Read More

Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration: an introduction (2016)
Book Chapter
Goria, C., Speicher, O., & Stollhans, S. (2016). Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration: an introduction. In O. Speicher, C. Goria, & S. Stollhans (Eds.), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaborationResearch-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2016.000399

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual conference in the "Innovative Language Teaching at University" series. Under the heading "Enhancing participation and collaboration" the confer... Read More

German as a foreign language in Britain: the history of German as a 'useful' language since 1600 (2015)
Journal Article
McLelland, N. (2015). German as a foreign language in Britain: the history of German as a 'useful' language since 1600. Angermion, 8(1), doi:10.1515/anger-2015-001

A quarter of a century ago, two essays examined the early history of German as a Foreign Language (GFL) in Britain.2 The present paper revisits the history of GFL at a time of perceived crisis in modern language education, to provide some historical... Read More

"Ich bin dann mal Deutsch lernen!": der Absentiv im DaF-Unterricht (2015)
Journal Article
Stollhans, S. (2015). "Ich bin dann mal Deutsch lernen!": der Absentiv im DaF-Unterricht. German as a Foreign Language, 2015(1),

Der Absentiv ist eine grammatische Struktur bestehend aus finitem sein und Infinitiv eines Handlungsverbs, die impliziert, dass der Subjektreferent zum Zeitpunkt der Äußerung von einem gewissen Ausgangsort abwesend ist bzw. für eine Interaktion nicht... Read More

The e-learning tool Voxopop and its benefits on oral skills: activities for final year students of German (2015)
Book Chapter
Stollhans, S. (2015). The e-learning tool Voxopop and its benefits on oral skills: activities for final year students of German. In E. Corradini, K. Borthwick, & A. Dickens (Eds.), 10 years of the LLAS elearning symposium: case studies in good practice / edited by Kate Borthwick, Erika Corradini, Alison DickensResearch-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2015.000278

This case study demonstrates how Voxopop, a voice based e-learning tool, can be used to practise oal skills in the target language by presenting activities which have been developed for students of German at the University of Nottingham. The focus li... Read More

On the grammaticalization of inferential evidential meaning: English "seem" and German "scheinen" (2015)
Journal Article
Whitt, R. J. (2015). On the grammaticalization of inferential evidential meaning: English "seem" and German "scheinen". Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, 20(2),

This paper provides an account of inferential evidential meaning in English and German, realized by seem and scheinen, respectively. The focus is on the grammaticalization of these verbs into semi-auxiliaries that take infinitive complements, a proce... Read More

Diktat einmal anders: die Dictogloss-Methode als Form des Kollaborativen Dialogs (2014)
Journal Article
Stollhans, S. (2014). Diktat einmal anders: die Dictogloss-Methode als Form des Kollaborativen Dialogs

Dictogloss-Aktivitäten sind Formen des sogenannten Kollaborativen Dialogs, folgen also der Idee, dass Lernende gemeinsam und problemlösungsorientiert über sprachlichen Output sprechen und reflektieren. Bei der Dictogloss-Methode rekonstruieren Lernen... Read More

Animal magic: shape-shifting bodies in Lotte Reiniger's Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (2013)
Book
Palfreyman, R. (2013). Animal magic: shape-shifting bodies in Lotte Reiniger's Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed. University of Nottingham

Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 feature-length silhouette animation Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) includes a number of striking examples of animal bodies, ranging from composites, machine-animals and monsters to a dramatic... Read More

Ich trinke gerne *die Tee: der Nullartikel aus der Perspektive französischsprachiger Deutschlerner unter besonderer Berücksichtigung generischer Ausdrücke (2012)
Journal Article
Stollhans, S. (2012). Ich trinke gerne *die Tee: der Nullartikel aus der Perspektive französischsprachiger Deutschlerner unter besonderer Berücksichtigung generischer Ausdrücke

Ausgehend von Überlegungen zu Kontrastivität und Transfer in DaF und einem kurzen Vergleich des deutschen und französischen Artikelsystems, werden in diesem Beitrag bestimmte generische Ausdrücke untersucht, bei denen im Deutschen häufig der Nullart... Read More