Certificate in Intercultural Communication - Germany and Europe: The Cultural Union GERM 3400X/Y    Germany and Europe: The Cultural Union
Modern German literature is shaped by the orient (Les mille et une nuits 1704-1717), by Winckelmann's discovery of Greek sculpture and the reception of Shakespeare and Milton in the mid 18th century. The Sturm and Drang movement used the works of Shakespeare as its inspiration to create a radical anti-Aristotelian concept of drama and of man. Writers of this period created an “open form” of drama which foreshadowed the plays of Büchner and Brecht. The new concept of man spread throughout Europe, becoming the basis for European Romanticism. German Romanticism, however, is quite different from its European counterparts; its influence is felt by European Symbolists like Baudelaire and Mallarmé. This course aims to study the interconnectedness of the European national arts and literatures. A reading knowledge of German, French and English is required.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: GERM 2200X/Y.06, 2400X/Y.06 or other German literature course at the 2000 level or by instructor permission.