Units of Study

GRMN2683 - German Literature and Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yixu Lu

Description

(This is a special honours entry unit.) What is the place of literature in life? Why do people write and read literature? This unit will provide students with an overview of the history of German literature within its broader cultural context. It will look at different styles of writing and introduce different methodological ways of dealing with literary texts of various times. It will examine the role of literature within society and its importance for sociological and anthropological discourses.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x20 minute class presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (25%)

Textbooks

Lessing: Emilia Galotti (suhrkamp 44)
Keller: Kleider machen Leute (SBB 68)
Kafka: Die Verwandlung (suhrkamp 13)
Heiner Müller: Verkommenes Ufer Medeamaterial Landschaft Mit Argonauten (provided by the Department)
Deutsche Gedichte (provided by the Department)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

Credit average in 12 Junior credit points of German, not including GRMN1111, GRMN1122

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