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Advanced Seminar in German Literature: Poetry as a Way of Life
GRST 301
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.

Who am I? What is the world? And what can language (not) do? Throughout its history, German poetry has returned, time and again, to asking these fundamental questions about a self, its relation to the world, and language's capacity to represent, influence, and constitute an I. Poetry serves as one of the central sites where the epistemological, moral, social, and aesthetic potential of mankind is negotiated. Lyric texts play a fundamental role in the creation and exploration of the promises, problems, and paradoxes of modern notions of subjectivity, society, and art. Almost all of the most canonical German poems pick up on some or all of these issues, and we will read a selection from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The goal of this class is to provide students with an overview of German poetic traditions and to give students the tools to talk about poetry in German. We will explicitly engage with analytic terminology as well as aesthetic discourses. All readings, writings, and discussions in German.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GRST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GRST213 OR GRST251S OR GRST252S
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GRST-MN)(GRST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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