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GER 470 UG - Middle Ages to Baroque - Early Modern German Studies

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Literary, thematic, cultural, and bibliographical analysis of the major authors, works, genres, and movements in German literature from 750-1720. Course Information: Same as MDVL 470. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary.

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Transgressions: Money, Knowledge, Sex, and Violence in German Literature 1450 - 1750 The aim of this course is to explore various kinds of transgressive behavior surrounding themes of money, knowledge, sex, and violence in early modern German literature by reading and discussing key works from the period before 1800. We will employ several interpretative models and engage in current scholarly debates. The course will be conducted in German. Class format consists of discussions, response papers, and a final project. Framing our discussions in this way allows us to examine further concepts shaping the pre-modern social imaginary. In addition to primary texts spanning the entire pre-modern period of German literature, critical and theoretical investigations will inform our study. A key aspect of our investigations is to examine how social, political, and literary discourses are mapped on the transgressive behavior, with a particular focus on the body and figures of exchange. There is a

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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