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 Narratives in Film, Music, and Literature


“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” Toni Morrison, Beloved.  


What are the historical legacies, ideas, and goals that shape the current Black Lives Matter movement?  

In this course we will aim to better understand the current debate(s) in the US. To this end, different cultural texts like essays, poems, speeches, films, and music videos will be examined. The course is structured chronologically: we’ll move from the 19th century to the present day.


Language: English 


Dates: Mondays, 17:00–18:00. First session: August 10th, last session: December 14th



  • Advanced English skills. 
  • Willingness to occasionally spend about 30 minutes in preparation for certain sessions.


Interested? Send an email to  with one or two sentences explaining what you hope to get out of this course - until Wed, July 1st.



This course is taught by Linda Büchler and Kilian Weber.