Units of Study

GRMN2635 - Contemporary German Fiction

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Birte Giesler

Description

This unit provides an overview of important currents in recent fiction in the German-speaking countries of Europe. A selection of highly acclaimed novels will be studied in depth and students will gain an insight into the diversity and originality of literature in the German language and an understanding of the relationship of literary texts to their historical and cultural contexts.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x written class test (2000wds) (30%), 1x class presentation (1000wds) (20%).

Textbooks

Brussig, Thomas: Am k├╝rzeren Ende der Sonnenallee. Fischer Taschenbuch. ISBN 978-3-596-14847-9
Schlink, Bernhard: Der Vorleser. Diogenes Taschenbuch. ISBN 978-3-257-22953-0
Vanderbeke, Birgit: Das Muschelessen. Fischer Taschenbuch. ISBN 978-3-596-13783-1

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points of German not including GRMN1133

Prohibitions

GRMN2913

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GRMN3611. This unit of study will not be offered again.

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