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GERM 3325 Living Literature: the Contemporary German Novel (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

If German literary history has often been cleaved into eras according to tumultuous political events, recent writing in German would seem to stand apart and alone, not yet categorized. In this seminar we examine a central genre, which has historically been used as a snapshot of a nation, to take the pulse of a culture with its newest novels. What can living authors tell us about our world? Topics include history and fiction; future and the fantastic; sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll; gender; memory; satire; and others. Authors may include Fritsch, Goetz, Herrndorf, Jelinek, Kracht, Müller, Meinecke, Timm, Zaimoglu.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Daniel Bowles

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in German. Counts toward German major, German minor, German Studies minor.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17