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German Literary Masterpieces (in trans.)


This course offers students an overview of some of the major authors and works of German literature that are significant (1) in their own right, (2) for the German literary tradition, and (3) because of their relationship to English and American literature. We will explore a variety of periods (Enlightenment, Romanticism, Poetic Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism) and genres (drama, novella, novel, opera, poetry, and film).

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.


Taught in English. (Not offered in 2016-17)