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.