GERMAN 389 - Antisemitism in German Literature and Culture: From Martin Luther to the Present
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in German 388 with Topic #4 (Anti-Semitism in German Lit).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Any German-language GERMAN course on the 300-level: GERMAN 300, 315, 325, 326, or 336, for example.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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This course focuses on the Antisemitic image of the Jew in the Austro-German literary and cultural imagination, from Martin Luther's "New Testament" translation to Timur Vermes' 2012 satirical novel "Look Who's Back." Students read canonical and lesser-known works, tracing the trajectory of the (Austro-German) Jewish experience in Germany and Austria.

Course Requirements:

The grade for this course will be calculated as follows:
Attendance: 25%
Active participation: 25%
Two German-language conversations with instructor 20%
Three essays and rewrites 30%

Intended Audience:

The course is designed for students who are prepared for the 300-level of German, who wish to improve their language skills in the areas of speaking and writing, as well as in reading and listening comprehension.

Class Format:

In-person, seminar format. All readings and discussions will be in German.


GERMAN 389 - Antisemitism in German Literature and Culture: From Martin Luther to the Present
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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