A study of selected modern German, Austrian, and Swiss dramatic works that represent
the Germanic world view. Major themes of contemporary life to be explored include
war and peace, an expanding universe and human consciousness, personal and linguistic
isolation, the natural environment, supply and demand, and values and meaning as
exemplified in drama. Also listed as GERM 221. Offered alternate years. Three hours.
A close reading and critical study of novels and other major examples of narrative
fiction with special emphasis on the works of a particular writer (for example,
the novels of Thomas Mann), or place, or period (for example, Exile Literature or
East German narrative fiction). Also listed as GERM 222. Offered every third year.
Three hours. Staff.
This course is designed for both German majors and general FLET students. We will
study content and form/techniques of ca. 12 films of the period between 1966 and
1990; the major directors, who are known for their exploration of and experimentation
with the film medium include Alexander Kluge, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Volker Schl�ndorff,
Margarethe von Trotta, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Helke Sander.
The study and discussion of these films gives students an overview of this important
phase in the history of modern German film, while exposing them to cultural and
political issues facing Germany in the Cold War era, and introducing them to the
basics of film analysis. Three hours of the course will be conducted in English,
one hour in German. German majors will complete all written work in German. Offered
alternate years. Four hours.