Language & Culture

Language & Culture

Understanding the Dynamics of China Through Science Fiction

Science fiction literature is booming in China. Far from a trivial genre, Chinese intellectuals increasingly use science fiction to express their dreams and fears. Most of them paint a gloomy picture of China’s future.

Language & Culture

How Well Do You Know Ernst Jandl? [Quiz]

Test your literary knowledge with our quiz commemorating Ernst Jandl, one of the great German speaking poets.

Language & Culture

Roma Diaspora: Space, Place and Identity

The recent spate of evictions of Roma communities across Europe reflect a historical discrimination against those considered as illegitimate outsiders. At a time when walls are going up across the world, the issue of who belongs and who is denied access to certain spaces is evermore prescient, and in need of critical attention.

Language & Culture

How Kraftwerk Invented Electronic Music

When Kraftwerk released their album “Autobahn” in 1974, little did the band foresee that their very German brand of elektronische Volksmusik would change the course of pop music forever: their music of the future, made by machines, has become our reality today.

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