Eva Thamm | German Language and Literature

MA Leipzig & Stellenbosch

Research interests: Contemporary Literature, Cultural Studies in German as a Foreign Language and Literary Studies, postcolonialism, theories about the conception of race and racism, anti-racism in the educational system, literary spaces and current discourses of escape and migration

With a Double-Masters’ degree in German as a Foreign Language (DaF) and German/ Literary Studies, my role at the University of Cape Town primarily is lecturing German language and literature. I am also the representative for all DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) related inquiries at UCT.

I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen, followed by a bi-national Masters’ program between the University of Leipzig and Stellenbosch University. In addition to my studies, I tutored literary courses at Stellenbosch University. Furthermore, I taught German at Goethe-Zentrum in Cape Town and CPUT in Wellington, which lead me to my latest position at Goethe-Institut in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

My academic background as well as work experiences have shaped my interests and approach in impacting knowledge. The importance of contemporary approaches to teaching, fused with a variety of media and a critical view of cultural concepts in the field of German as a Foreign Language and Literary Studies are my major interests. Hence my main research focus – postcolonialism and anti-racism.

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Email: eva.thamm@uct.ac.za

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