Discussions of contemporary German literature tend to focus heavily on fiction, with scant attention paid to poetry. However, despite its perennially marginalized status, German-language poetry has been a site of many innovations and debates in recent years, and certainly rewards closer study. This course will examine German-language poetry from the past 20 years, highlighting topics such as literary experimentation, ecopoetics, multimedia and multilingual poetry, and the many factors that shape the contemporary poetry scene, including publishers, journals, reading series, literary prizes, translations and collaborations, and writing collectives. Authors are likely to include: Hannes Bajohr, Ann Cotten, Monika Rinck, Ulf Stolterfoht, Anja Utler, Jan Wagner, and Uljana Wolf, among others.
Section 01Seminar in Literature of the 20th Century
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