Early 20th Century German Culture (GRMN2632)


This unit will provide students with an in-depth study of the major writers of German literature from the beginning of the 20th century through to about the end of World War II thereby giving students an appreciation of the variety of themes and narrative modes of that period. During this time, writers were confronted with massive cultural, social and political changes and we will examine how they dealt with these in their works.

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2x1hr seminars/week


1xEssay(3000wds) (50%), 1xwritten tutorial paper (1500wds) (25%), 1xClass presentation (1500wds) (25%)


Mann, Tonio Kröger. Mario und der Zauberer (Fischer Tb. 1381) Kafka, Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen (Fischer Tb. 19) Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (es 49)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points of German



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