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GERM 380 Tradition and Change: Studies in the 19th Century.

Masterpieces and major trends of ninteenth-century German literature against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  GERM 380 001 Lecture 2 Mon Wed Fri 11:00 12:00

This course introduces students to a variety of German literary texts from the early 1800s to the Fin de Si├Ęcle. Readings include prose works, poetry and plays from Romanticism to Poetic Realism and Naturalism. The thematic focus will be on "War, Revolution and Disaster"; and the texts will be read towards the background of societal, national, and gender discourses of the time. Students will explore the different ways in which the texts refer to landmark events such as the French Revolution (1789ff.), the March Revolution (1848), and the Bismarck era and the foundation of the German Empire (1871).