Cultural Orientation and Interdisciplinarity: The German Debate on Literaturwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft

Sofie Søndergaard Nielsen

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    I begin the article with an account of the background to the German debate on ‘Literaturwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft’, including the introduction of the concept of ’cultural orientation’ as a strategy for achieving interdisciplinarity. This is followed by a consideration of the discussion of the object of literary studies as a way of defining the disciplinarity or identity of literary studies. Finally I summarize some of the characteristics of culturally orientated literary studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDisciplines and Interdisciplinarity in Foreign Language Studies
    EditorsHans Lauge Hansen
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherMuseum Tusculanum
    Publication date2004
    ISBN (Print)87-7289-940-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • literary studies
    • cultural studies
    • interdisciplinarity

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