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  • 1 Freie Universität Berlin Institutfür Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie Habelscherdter Allee 45 14195 Berlin, Deutschland Habelscherdter Allee 45 14195 Berlin, Deutschland
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Abstract  

This paper focuses on a new category of images which I have coined“Universalbilderl”. These kinds of images express holisitic norms of humanity; for this reason, they cannot be distinguished in images of “the self” and “the other”. The term “Universalbilder”has its foundation in the disciplines of “Komparatistische Imagologie”and “Interkulturelle Germanistik”. The methodological approach examines “how” and “why” these images exist in literary texts. The literary texts to which the “Universalbilder” refer stem from the German and Greek Migration Literature.