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ATS3104

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitGerman Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Prof Franz-Josef Deiters

Notes

Previously coded GRN3235

Synopsis

This unit will explore German literature in the Age of Goethe, focussing on key issues such as national identity and the construction of the self within the framework of political and social change. It will encourage a close critical reading of texts produced mainly between 1770 and 1830, examining modes of narratives in the light of contemporary theory.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject students should have developed an in-depth understanding of key examples of German literature in the Age of Goethe and completed detailed analyses of each of the novels in their socio-historical context. Students will be able to engage in informed discussions about the literature of the period in its context and to employ relevant theoretical concepts. They will be able to present the results of their own research in form of a class paper and a written essay.

Assessment

Essay (2500 words, in English or German): 60%
Class paper (500-1000 words): 20%
Exam (1 hour): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Advanced German Studies I, part 2 or above; or equivalent