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Contemporary German Lit after 1945

Germanic Languages And Literatures 429A - Spring 2019

There is no decade since the 1950s when German or Austrian writers are not "on the road" in the United States. They are fascinated by the landscapes as well as by the cities, by the (popular) culture as well as the political movements. They meet people of various backgrounds, from different social levels, and with opposing world views, and try to make sense of their travel experiences that often include discussions with students at colleges and universities. Leading writers like Wolfgang Koeppen, Siegfried Lenz, and Guenter Kunert published successful reports and stories about their excursions in America from the 1950s to the 1970s, and the younger generation is equally well represented with their depictions from the 1970s into the new century: Peter Handke, Thomas Meinecke, Kathrin Roeggla and Felicitas Hoppe. Americans who read this literature about their country will often be surprised of the different European points of view. This undergraduate course is taught in German. Prerequisites: German 302D and 340C/D or 341/341D or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumBU BAAS HUMAS LCDFA HUMAR HUM

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Contemporary German Lit after 1945
INSTRUCTOR: Hoefer
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