Memory and Trauma in recent African and Caribbean literature

WS 2022/23

"Daughters of Africa": Contemporary Women Writing

SoSe 2022

"I am the bastard child of Empire": Multicultural Britain

WS 2021/22

Re-writing history in African novels

WS 2020/21

  • Nigeria - a Literary Hub

SoSe 2019

  • Key author: Writing South Africa - Nadine Gordimer

WS 2018/19

  • Holmes in Africa: Postcolonial Crime Novels

WS 2017/18

  • Decolonising the Mind: The "Rhodes Must Fall" Campaign in South Africa

WS 2016/17

  • Negotiating the Past in South Africa: Trauma and Reconciliation

WS 2015/16

  • Women Writing in Southern Africa

SoSe 2015

  • Gangsta's Paradise? Gangsters in the US and South Africa

WS 2014/15

  • "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me?" Buccaneers, corsairs and pirates in Reality and Fiction Throughout History


SoSe 2014

  • Stories from the Island: The Multicultural Experience in Great Britain

WS 2013/14

  • South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission in literature and film

SoSe 2013

  • "Inglan is a Bitch" - the Negotiation of Pidgin English Identities in English literature and linguistics

WS 2012/13

  • South African Plays

SoSe 2012

  • Multicultural Identities in Australia and South Africa

WS 2011/12

  • Urban Spaces in South African Literature

SoSe 2011

  • "Age of Protest" - racial segregation in the USA and South Africa

WS 2010/11

  • The poet of Africadia: George Elliott Clarke

SoSe 2010

  • Literature - Entering other worlds through the classroom

WS 2009/10

  • Slave Narratives from North America, the Caribbean and Africa

SoSe 2009

  • Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement

WS 2008/09

  • Nelson Mandela: the Man and the Myth

SoSe 2008

  • Doris Lessing

WS 2007/08

  • Crime Fiction – a globalised phenomenon

SoSe 2007

  • The Drum Decade

WS 2006/07

  • South Africa in Films
  • Postcolonial Studies im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung “Introduction to Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen”
  • Skills Focused Language Course (SLC) II – Productive

SoSe 2006

  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa
  • Postcolonial Studies im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung „Introduction to Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen“

WS 05/06

  • Slave Narratives

SoSe 05

  • Crime Fiction in Britain and Southern Africa

SoSe 04

  • From Jo’burg to Jozi: South Africa’s City of Gold

SoSe 03

  • Revisiting the past in post-apartheid novels

WS 02/03

  • Language and Literature in the New South Africa