20C & 21C German Literature

20th Century Literature of the German Speaking Countries

Based on literary texts of various lengths the course explores issues of cultural and historical importance as reflected in literature from 1945 to the present. The course aims at extensive classroom discussions, creative writing assignments of increasing difficulty, and students' presentations on different literary topics. The course also incorporates audio-visual materials as they relate to an understanding of Germany from 1945 onward.

Required texts: Heinrich Böll: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (dtv); Bernhard Schlink: Der Vorleser (Diogenes Verlag); Anonyma: Eine Frau in Berlin; Müller: Atemschaukel (Fischer).
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Summer 2014 Language Schools

GRMN3410A-L14 Lecture (Wieden)

Summer 2013

GRMN3410A-L13 Lecture (Gomoluch, Kuehner)

Summer 2012

GRMN3410A-L12 Lecture (Kirchner, Wieden)

Summer 2011

GRMN3410A-L11 Lecture (Wegel)

Summer 2010

GRMN3410A-L10 Lecture (Wegel)

Summer 2009

GRMN3410A-L09 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2008

GRMN3410A-L08 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2007

GRMN3410A-L07 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2006

GRMN3410A-L06 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2005

GRMN3410A-L05 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2004

GRMN3410A-L04 Lecture (Geffers Browne)