Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Nov 19, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GER 341 - Of Ghosts and Demons: Encountering the Uncanny in German Literature

Course Units: 1
(Also MLT 237   ) (Not Offered this Academic Year) From ghost children, animated statues, ominous angels, and the walking dead to machine women, demons, and doppelgangers, German literature teems with things that go bump in the night. The course examines encounters with the supernatural as depicted throughout German literature, with special focus on Romanticism’s fascination with das Unheimliche (“the uncanny”), in order to sketch the history of this tradition of fantastic literature in German, trace its origins, and present its main authors and defining features. Readings include works by Goethe, Kleist, the Brothers Grimm, Hoffmann, Hauff, Schnitzler, Kafka, Rilke, and Bachmann, as well as films by Murnau, Lang, and von Sternberg. Prerequisite(s): GER 201   or permission of the instructor. CC: HUL, LCCG, HUM



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