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GERM 301 German Literature 1900 - 1945 (in English)
Reading and discussion of selected works against the background of literary, social, and political developments in twentieth-century Germany with special emphasis on plays and novels dealing with the First World War and Nazism.
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|Full||GERM 301 002||Lecture||2||Mon Wed Fri||12:00||13:00|
This course focuses on the reading and discussion of selected German and Austrian literary works against the background of literary, social, and political developments in Fin-de-Siècle Austria-Hungary and early twentieth-century Germany. We will read and discuss plays, novels and short stories by major authors such as Gerhart Hauptmann, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler, Franz Kafka, Erich Maria Remarque, Irmgard Keun, Bertolt Brecht, and Klaus Mann. This course is taught in English.
|Full||GERM 301 003||Lecture||2||Mon Wed Fri||16:00||17:00|
Narratives of Crisis in Modern German Culture (in English)
At the beginning of the twentieth-century, German-speaking Europe was at the vanguard of politics, economics, arts, and culture. But by 1945, Germany lay in ruins, devastated by economic depression, war, and genocide. How do we make sense of this profound reversal? Focusing on key works of literature, art and film, we will analyze the origins and aftermath of social, cultural, political, and economic crises that shaped modern Germany. We will also examine how such crises come about, and how narratives of crisis continue to shape modern culture.