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GERM 500A German Studies Research Methods - GERM RSRCH MTHDS

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
GERM 500A 001Seminar1 Mon14:0017:00

Graduate Course Cross-Listed: GERM 501

This course introduces students to the tools, practices and methods of literary studies, and gives an historical overview of the genesis and development of research and theory in Germanic Studies, from philosophical Idealism, and the age of Classicism/Romanticism to the present, referring back to genre discourses of the early modern "love and adventure-novel" and "novella" and sample material. The first part will focus on Heinrich von Kleist's novella Das Erdbeben in Chili (1810) revaluating an aray of model analyses, from hermeneutic, structuralist, socio-historical, discourse analysis, environmental humanities etc. perspectives. In the second part, we'll turn to two stories of Boccaccio's Decameron in the early modern rendering of Heinrich Steinhöwel: the "Alatiel"-story (II.7) and the and ~

"Falcon"-story (V.9). Thirdly, we'll read a Renaissance rendering of the saga of "Königin Sibille", related by Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken, by comparison with ancient Spanish and middle French versions.