Nurettin Ucar (Modern Languages – German) gave a presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh on September 28. His paper, “Empathizing with the Refugee: Jenny Erpenbeck’s Gehen, ging, gegangen”, was part of a panel entitled “Refugees in Literature of the 21st Century”. Ucar discussed that empathy shown by the protagonist in Erpenbeck’s novel and a focus on East German history diminishes the communicability of refugee experience.

 

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