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GERM 411 Major Controversies in German Culture (in English)

Selected debates and controversies in the German-speaking countries.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

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Strange Reflections: Utopias, Dystopias and Science Fiction in Post World War II German Literature

This course explores the manifold ways in which literary utopias, dystopias and science fiction reflect on Post World War II history, politics and culture in the German speaking countries. We will read and discuss novels, plays and short stories by Hermann Kasack, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Marlen Haushofer, Herbert W. Franke, Christoph Ransmayr and Thomas Glavinic. Films discussed include The Wall, dir. Julian Roman Pösler; Reported Missing, dir. Jan Speckenbach and We are the Tide, dir. Sebastian Hilger. This course is taught in English.