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GERM 303 German Literature Before 1900 (in English)

Reading and discussion of translated works from the German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to 1900.

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Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
GERM 303 921Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed8:0011:00

This course offers students an introduction to the role and engagement of women in the development of German drama and theatre in the bourgeois era, spanning from the mid-1700s to the Fin de Siècle. We will focus on three time periods, comparing one male, and one female production each within larger periodical and generic contexts.

Primary Readings are:

1. Early Enlightenment / Comedy: Luise A.V. Gottsched, Das Testament / The Last Will, and Gotthold E. Lessing, Der Misogyn / The Misogyn.

2. Late Enlightenment / Bourgeois Tragedy: Late Enlightenment / Bourgeois Tragedy: Christiane K. Schlegel, Düval and Charmille, and Johann W. Goethe, Clavigo.

3. Realism and Naturalism / Tragi-Comedy: Elsa Bernstein, Dämmerung / Twilight, and Gerhart Hauptmann, Der Biberpelz / The Beaver Coat.

This course will be taught synchronously online providing all course materials on Canvas. It will include interactive online meetings with students at University of Stuttgart, Germany, who'll be taking a class on the same topic with Professor Annette Buehler-Dietrich.

Cross-listed with GERM 532B 941.