The German Studies in Switzerland, at its peripheral position, has been challenged to self-definition. My talk pleads for a self-aware exploitation of this special situation. On the one hand, Switzerland as a multicultural environment enables an intercultural opening within thematic and methodic fields, as it is generally envisaged by German Studies. On the other hand, one has to face the specific challenges that arise within the country, from which the academic subject area partly obtains its legitimacy and financial resources. Thus there should be more involvement of the past and current literary production in Switzerland, as well as its linguistic, cultural, and media contexts. From both perspectives, the German Studies in Switzerland could develop subject matters that are both innovative and independent.
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Utz, Peter: Soll die Germanistik in der Schweiz verschweizern? <http://germanistik.ch/publikation.php? id=Soll_die_Germanistik> (Publiziert Dezember 2011)
Utz, Peter: Soll die Germanistik in der Schweiz verschweizern? In: Michael Stolz und Robert Schöller (Hg.): Germanistik in der Schweiz (GiS) Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Akademischen Gesellschaft für Germanistik. Heft 8/2011. Bern: germanistik.ch 2011, S.1-8