German Literature and the Modern Era


Introduction in English to German writers from 1750 to the present. Discussion focuses on questions like the role of outsiders in society, the human psyche, technology, war, gender, the individual and mass culture, modern and postmodern sensibilities as they are posed in predominantly literary texts and in relation to the changing political and cultural faces of Germany over the past 250 years. Readings include works in translation by some of the most influential figures of the German tradition, such as Goethe, Kleist, Heine, Kafka, Thomas Mann, Brecht, and Christa Wolf. Open to first-year students, nonmajors, and majors. Required for admission to 400-level courses (except 402, 404, and 408D). Qualifies for major or minor credit ONLY when taken in conjunction with L21 340D, which is conducted in German and provides an introduction to critical German vocabulary. L21 340D is open to students with prior knowledge of German (Ger 210D or equivalent, or placement by examination).
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Eth; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM

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German Literature and the Modern Era
INSTRUCTOR: Olsson Berggren
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