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GRMN6680

German Romanticism

German Romanticism

The Kunstmärchen is used as an introduction into the literature and culture of the German Romantik. Compared to the Volksmärchen, the Kunstmärchen is characterized by self-reflection and a utopian perspective, and it contains essential elements of romantic fiction. In addition to the analysis of the texts, central concepts and topics of romanticism are explored such as: Romantic irony, Universalpoesie, magic, nature symbolism, the Doppelgänger motif, and the role of madness and dream. The discussion includes poetry, short theoretical essays as well as examples from painting and music. (1 unit)

Required texts: Gerhard Kaiser, Literarische Romantik , 2010 (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht); Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert. Der Runenberg (Reclam, UB 7732); E.T.A. Hoffmann, Der goldene Topf (Reclam, UB 101); Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Undine(Reclam,UB 492); Adelbert von Chamisso, Peter Schlehmihls wundersame Geschichte (Reclam, UB 93)
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2011

GRMN6680A-L11 Lecture (Speier)

Summer 2008

GRMN6680A-L08 Lecture (Speier)

Summer 2005

GRMN6680A-L05 Lecture (Speier)