Units of Study

GRMN2686 - The German Wende in Literature & Culture

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Maria Margaretha Veber


Reunification and the cultural, societal and political changes that preceded and followed the fall of the Berlin Wall remain key issues in contemporary German culture and society. The seminar will introduce students to key aspects of the German "Wende" (Turnaround) and reunification, via the study of a selection of German texts produced since 1989. It will introduce students to key works that focus on the "Wende" and German reunification and its repercussions as well as the historical background.


1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x oral presentation including written summary equivalent to 1500wds (25%), 1x1500wd essay (25%)


Jens Sparschuh: Der Zimmerspringbrunnen Thomas Brussig: Helden wie wir Course pack to be purchased from the Copy Centre


1x2-hr seminar/week


Credit average in 12 Junior credit points of German

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