20C & 21C German Literature

20th & 21st Century German Literature of the German Speaking Countries

The goal of this course is to explore and gain insights into the fascinating culture of Jews in German-speaking lands from the 18th century to the present. Through novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, poems, and films we will address central questions of German- and Austrian-Jewish life and culture and the complex relationships between Jews and German/Austrian society at large. Course work includes classroom discussions, writing assignments in several genres, and students’ presentations on course texts and topics.

Required Texts:
Glücken von Hameln: Die Memoiren der Glückes von Hameln (Beltz Taschenbuch, 3. Aufl., 2012);
Joseph Roth: Hiob: Roman eines einfachen Mannes (dtv, 2002);
Ruth Klüger: weiter leben: eine Jugend (dtv, 1994)
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

GRMN3410A-L16 Lecture

Summer 2015 Language Schools

GRMN3410A-L15 Lecture (Levine)

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)