Department/Division Human and Environmental Studies/Arts and Letters
Undergraduate School Division of Human Sciences
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Research areas German Literature and Culture
Keywords Public Sphere and Intimate Sphere in German Literature of the Enlightenment, Bourgeois Tragedy, Reconstruction of Public Sphere, Development of Cosmopolitanism in 18th Century Germany
Themes I have been interested in how the discourse on the intimate sphere changed during modernization, and have focused my research on the domestic drama(Bourgeois Tragedy) that was popular in Germany during the Enlightenment. I have been discussing the structural changes in the intimate sphere and the public sphere, as well as the process of change in the political self-consciousness of citizens, in connection with the discourse on gender image and nationalism/cosmopolitanism.
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  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments