Courses: Topics in German Literature-Leaps of Faith:Relg in Cult/Lt (GERMB310001)
Class Number: 1293
Course content varies. Topic for Fall 2010: "Leaps of Faith: Religion in German Literature and Culture." This course focuses on discourses on religion in German literature and culture. We will analyze representations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in German literature. We will also discuss representations of religious institutions, as well as representations of the role these institutions play within German society at various points in history. We will pay particular attention to the intersections of discourses on religion with discourses on family, gender, class, and race. We will read literary texts by writers such as G.E. Lessing, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Rahel Varnhagen, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Marieluise Fleißer, Bertolt Brecht, Barbara Frischmuth, and Kerstin Specht. We will also discuss theoretical writings by, among others, Martin Luther, Karl Marx, Richard Wagner, Sigmund Freud, and Hannah Arendt. One additional hour of target language instruction TBA. Previous topics include: Decadent Munich: 1890-1925.
Fall 2010 topic is "Leaps of Faith: Religion in German Literature
and Culture." One additional hour of target language instruction TBA.;
Enrollment Limit: 0.; Cross listed: GERM-B310, HEBR-B310;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1293 Div: III
Bryn Mawr, TAYB