Berlin, Germany

Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart

online course
when 20 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
language German
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 800

This course provides an overview of the history of German literature from the 18th to the 21st century.

A valid and living impression of literary development from the classical period to the present will not only be provided through texts, but also through film clips and field trips. For instance, we will visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum and obtain deeper insight into the art of the Romantic period with a tour through the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Course leader

Dr. Anja Richter

Target group

Aside from the language requirements, participants must not exhibit any special knowledge of German literature or history. The seminar is directed toward students of various majors who are interested in German literature and its historical connections from the classic period to the modern day.

Credits info

5 EC


- 30% Regular and active participation. Due to the seminar format, regular participation in the discussions is expected.
- 25% Two brief essays (approx. 500 words = approx. 2 pages) on the various core themes of the subject.
- 20% an oral presentation (approx. 15 minutes). The oral presentation should provide initial insight into the text in question, ask questions and formulate arguments, and stimulate discussion. The subjects will be assigned during the first week.
- 25% a seminar paper of 6 pages.

Fee info

EUR 800: course fee (incl. online discount)
EUR 90: program fee

Early registration discount: -40€ (until May 22, 2021)


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