• 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

An overview of major prose works from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, written during the last century. Authors are likley to include Kafka, Böll, and Ingeborg Bachmann, but also a contemporary text, incl. Turkish-German literature. Aspects of literary history and theory, as well as the social context of the works will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate literature.
  2. Contextualize literature within an evolving German society.
  3. Develop awareness of the contribution of German literature to world literature.
  4. Develop significantly increased reading skills.
  5. Develop improved speaking and writing skills in German.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial assessment throughout the semester (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 4, 5]

An essay of 1200-1500 words, worth 40%, due semester teaching break [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

An essay of 1500-1800 words, worth 50%, due during the exam period [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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2.5 contact hours/week (weekly lecture and tutorial; fortnightly seminar). Beyond that, time spent will depend very much on students' reading speed in German, but no long texts (e.g. full-length novels) are prescribed.

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.

Preliminary Reading

The first 20 pages of the reading brick, available on Wattle.

Will be made available on the course Wattle site.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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