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The Contemporary Novel (6 points)


Leader: Dr Christiane Weller

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will explore the contemporary German novel, focussing on key issues such as national identity and the construction of the self within the framework of political and social change. It will encourage a close critical reading of texts produced mainly in the last decade, examining modes of narratives in the light of contemporary theory.

Assessment: Essay (1800-2000 words - special credit will be given to essays written in German): 40% + Class paper: 10% + Examination (1 hour): 30% + 3 homework exercises: 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (2 x seminars) per week

Prerequisites: Advanced German Studies I, part 2 or above; or equivalent

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