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German Travel Writing From the 18th to the 20th Century (6 points)


Leader: Dr Christiane Weller

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces German fictional and non-fictional travel accounts from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century as well as theoretical concepts related to the experience of travel, exploration and colonisation. The encounter with the foreign, in Europe or overseas, and the self-definition of the traveller will be investigated.

Assessment: Essay 2000 words, in English or German: 40% + Class paper: 10% + 3 Homework Exercises: 20% + Final Test (1 hour): 30%

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

Prerequisites: GRN2325 or higher

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