Fall 2009 not offered
GELT 260, COL 273|
In this course significant novels and novellas written by German, Austrian, and Swiss authors between the 19th and 21st centuries will be carefully read and discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the portrayal of social and political issues, to narrative strategies, and to thematic and stylistic continuities and discontinuities in the cultures of the German-speaking regions. Several films based on works read in the course will be viewed and analyzed.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Thomas Mann, THE BUDDENBROOKS, DEATH IN VENICE Rainer Maria Rilke, THE NOTEBOOKS OF MALTE LAURIDS BRIGGE Hermann Hesse, STEPPENWOLF Max Frisch, I'M NOT STILLER Christa Wolf, CASSANDRA Guenter Grass, CAT AND MOUSE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Occasional quizzes. Weekly "reading journal" entries, and one final project, which may be creative in nature.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
For credit toward the German major, some of the readings as well as the final project may be done in German. Class discussion will be conducted in English.
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