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On the Brink of Modernity (1890-1920) (6 points)


Leader: Dr Christiane Weller

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will examine Austrian and German literature at the turn of the century and will focus on the intellectual life of the urban centres, cultural criticism, the nascent youth movement and new conceptualizations of corporality and the workings of the psyche.

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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