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Spring Term 2020 TOP: JEWISH-GERMAN LITERATURE - 3936 - GER 431

Prerequisites/Notes: GER 312

Catalog Description : Study of German-Jewish authors, intellectual figures, and topics from the Enlightenment to the present. This course will examine the role of dual identities, issues of assimilation/acculturation, Jewish identification and the notion of Jewish self-hatred. Representative writers include Mendelssohn, Heine, Kafka, Freud, Benjamin, Celan, Becker, Hilsenrath, and Honigmann. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Spring 2020: Modern German-Jewish Identities
This course examines German Jews’ simultaneous belonging to and alienation from German identity. By way of modern literary, cultural, and aesthetic works, it interrogates the German national imaginary, assimilation, crises of modernity, German-Jewish self-positioning, and German-Jews’ relationship to Germany today. Selected topics include: queering identity, women writing in exile, and post-memory.



Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Advanced Course


Term

Spring Term 2020

Instructors

Vanessa D. Plumly

Course

GER 431

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: JEWISH-GERMAN LITERATURE

Final Exam

 

CRN

3936

Status

Active

Class Time

09:50-11:00 MWF

Start-End Date

Mar 30, 2020-Jun 10, 2020

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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Maximum

Number registered

Enrollment:

Unlimited

5