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Lust and Disgust in Austrian Literature Since 1945
GERM 384 SP
This course will examine both major and minor figures of Austrian literature since 1945. Special attention will be given to these writers' tendency to disassociate themselves from a specifically German tradition and to
pursue characteristic themes and concerns. These include the myth of Austria as the first victim of Hitler, the musicality of Austrian prose, and the fetishization of literary language. Representative authors will
prose writers such as Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard, as well as experimental poets such as Ernst Jandl and Norbert Kaser.
Ingeborg Bachmann, DAS DREISSIGSTE JAHR, SIMULTAN
Thomas Bernhard, DER STIMMENIMITATOR, ALTE MEISTER
Elfriede Jelinek, DIE KLAVIERSPIELERIN
Ernst Jandl, LAUT UND LUISE
Norbert Kaser, GEDICHTE, PROSA,
Peter Handke, WUNSCHLOSES
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four short papers (3pp.), one classroom presentation.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
GRST217 OR (WUPG251 AND WUPG252)
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Lensing,Leo A.
- Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: FISK412;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: UNL)
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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