Taught course

Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Queen Mary, University of London · Languages, Linguistics and Film

Entry requirements

For entry to the MA you will need a BA in German or with German as a principal component (first class or upper second class honours degree) or Staatsexamen, or equivalent qualification. Applications by graduates from other countries are welcome. Where English is not your first language, you will need to be highly proficient in English, for academic purposes, as well as in German.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the only MA programme in the United Kingdom focusing exclusively upon the history, theory and practice of Anglo-German cultural relations from circa 1800 until the present.

This programme will introduce you to the intrinsic complexities of the history of Anglo-German cultural relations since the late eighteenth century, and the current practices of cultural exchange between the two countries. The programme will offer you a unique opportunity to engage with practitioners from the media, publishing and cultural organisations and familiarize you with theoretical, critical and methodological questions in the field of cultural transfer. We aim to engage you in reflecting on the development and significance of Anglo-German cultural relations, analysing history and current practice.

Core Module - Theory and Practice of Anglo-German Cultural Transfers

The conception ‘cultural transfer’ includes aspects of inter- and intra-cultural relations between (national) cultures. Research on cultural transfers began in the mid 1980s and focused initially on France and Germany integrating research on reception studies, intertextuality, translation studies and language teaching. This course endeavours to apply findings in this field to Anglo- German cultural relations and to engage you in describing these relations in terms of “transfer models” which analyses the theory and history of Anglo-German cultural transfers from the late eighteenth century to the present day. This part will bring you into contact with practitioners in this field and will introduce you to the reality of such transfers between cultures.

Option Modules - (choose two of the four)

Anglo-German Travel Writing

In pursuit of prejudice? Mutual perceptions of identity

Thinking Translation

Anglo German Aesthetics in the “Long” Eighteenth Century

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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