May 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

GERM 316: Crisis in Language: A Literary Survey (1890-1945)


(1 Unit)
Proficiency Expected level of proficiency: GERM 301  or GERM 302  or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Includes a selection of German works from different genres (plays, short fiction, poetry, theoretical texts) and films from the era 1890-1945. Focuses on each work as a cultural representation of the historical context in which it was written or produced, exploring how each was engaged with the social, political and cultural transformations of the era (e.g., social Darwinism, crisis of narration and language, bourgeois morals, the individual and society, the role of the artist, the Third Reich). Myers.