• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The course examines the representation of German culture in filmic images and literary texts over the last century. The aim is to sensitize students to the power of visual imagery in a tradition where this was banefully exploited by the Nazis, as well as providing a panoramic overview of post-war German cinema and an encounter with some major post-war writers. Questions of narrative with respect to both mediums of film and literature will be of primary importance. Memory debates around sites like Berlin's ‘Jüdisches Museum' will also be addressed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge:

  1. Analyse and critique visual images of the old and new Federal Republic.
  2. Analyse and critique literary representations of the old and new Federal Republic.
  3. Demonstrate increased reading skills in German.
  4. Demonstrate improved speaking and writing skills in German.

Indicative Assessment

In-class participation (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]

An essay of 1,200-1,500 words (40%), due in the semester -teaching break [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]

An essay of 1,500-1,800 words (50%), due during the exam period [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]

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3 contact hours/week (one lecture, one tutorial plus on average one hour's viewing per week). Up to 7 hours additional reading and viewing of literary and filmic texts.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM2106 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Heinrich Böll, Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum; Uwe Timm, Am Beispiel meines Bruders

Preliminary Reading

Reading brick plus:

* Heinrich Böll, Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
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