Units of Study

GRMN2683 - German Literature and Culture

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yixu Lu


(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.


1x3500wd essay (55%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x1000wd class presentation (20%)


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)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GRMN3683. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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