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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GERM 308: Crime Stories and the Nazi Past

(1 Unit)
Proficiency Expected level of proficiency: GERM 301  or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Begins with a brief literary exploration of Christian morals and ethics that developed after the Reformation, then turns to the Romantic fascination with good and evil. Explores early twentieth-century examples of pseudo-crime stories to address such questions as why the German crime fiction tradition emerged so late relative to the British, French or American traditions, or why the “hard-boiled school” only began in Germany during the 1980s. Closes with several detective novels that illustrate how Germans after World War II have sought to come to terms with the Nazi past. Myers.