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. Staff.
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.
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.