Contemporary German Fiction (GRMN3611)


This unit provides an overview of important currents in contemporary German fiction. Student will study a selection of highly acclaimed novels in depth and reflect on influential approaches in literary analysis. They will gain an insight into the diversity and originality of contemporary German literature and an understanding of the relationship between literary fiction and their historical and cultural contexts. The assessment tasks are designed to give students the opportunity to apply new knowledge and methodology through independent research.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x3000wd research paper (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1xClass presentation (equivalent to 1500wds (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points from German or (GRMN1311 and GRMN1322)


GRMN2611 or GRMN2635

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Cross-institutional study

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