German 201: Introduction to German Literature I, Spring, 2008

Kenneth E. Larson

Office Hours: Monday 1:15-4:15 and by appointment
Office: Macmillan 109
Phone: 364-3305 (office); 364-8484 (home)
Email: klarson@wells.edu
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Class discussion list: german201@wells.edu

Texts:

Max Frisch, Biedermann und die Brandstifter (1959)
Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Die Physiker (1962)
Bertolt Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (1939)
Franz Kafka, Die Verwandlung (1916)
Hermann Hesse, Der Dichter (1913)
Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger (1903)
Anthology of 20th-Century German Poetry

Jan.    28      Introduction
        30      Biedermann
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        13      Die Physiker
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        25      Mutter Courage
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Mar.     3*          "
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        17-21   [Spring Break]

        24      Die Verwandlung
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        28      [Activism Symposium]

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         7      Der Dichter
         9      Tonio Kröger 
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        30      20th-Century Poetry
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         9           "; Rückblick


Final exam Tuesday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Assignments: four short papers (c. 11/2 - 2 pp. word processed, doublespaced), due on days marked "*"; corrected versions of papers following conference with instructor; class presentations; final exam. Grades based 60% on written work, presentations, and final exam, 40% on class participation.

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