Units of Study

GRMN2684 - Myth in German Literature

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yixu Lu


(This is a special honours entry unit.) Myths are woven around figures and events that retain their fascination over the ages. Many German writers have engaged in reviving and transforming mythical patterns from the past to make them vital and appealing to readers and audiences of their own times. This unit will reveal the fascination held by a selection of mythical themes that provide the focus of works written by German writers of the more recent past.


1x3500wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (30%), 1x class presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%).


Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Iphigenie auf Tauris. (Reclam)
Heinrich von Kleist: Die Hermansschlacht. (Reclam)
Friedrich Hebbel: Judith. (Reclam UB: 316.1)
Christa Wolf: Medea. Stimmen. Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag, 1998


1x2-hr seminar/week


Credit average in 12 junior credit points of German not including GRMN1133

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by GRMN3684. This unit of study will not be offered again.

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