Save To Worklist Outline/Syllabus

GERM 510 German Literary History

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

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Mode of Delivery Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments Course Requires
In-Person Attendance
GERM 510 001Seminar1In-Person Tue14:0017:00

This seminar proposes a decolonizing perspective to the traditional view of German literary history from the late 12th to the mid-20th century, putting emphasis on women and other (racialized) "others." Students will explore examples of poetical writing in German (Medieval "Minnesong" to Bertolt Brecht), compare three samples of literary histories in German and English (ed. by Beutin, Wellbery, Brinker-Gabler), and along with this, study critical literature on German literary history (Fohrmann), aesthetic judgement (Heydebrand/Winko), canon-building and decanonisation (A. Assmann); feminist and queer studies approaches (Miller; Butler).