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Fear and Pity: German Tragedies from the 18th to the 20th Century
GRST 278
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: COL 217

Tragedies aim to stimulate the spectator's passion and sympathy. How precisely do they achieve that goal? Through close readings, the course contextualizes the tragedies of authors such as Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Büchner, Hebbel, Wedekind, and Hofmannsthal within major literary movements and the theoretical reflections of Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Interpretation: close textual analysis and contextualizing comprehension will be integral components of this course.
Intercultural Literacy: the course will critically explore the genre of tragedy in different cultural contexts and different literary epochs from the Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism and Romanticism to Naturalism and Modernism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GRST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)

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