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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge:
- Analyse and critique visual images of the old and new Federal Republic.
- Analyse and critique literary representations of the old and new Federal Republic.
- Demonstrate increased reading skills in German.
- Demonstrate improved speaking and writing skills in German.
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
Heinrich Böll, Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum; Uwe Timm, Am Beispiel meines Bruders
Reading brick plus:
* Heinrich Böll, Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum
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