This online course will be offered during the second half of the Fall 2020 semester. Vienna, Austria will be your virtual classroom as you learn German!
Now that HBO’s blockbuster series is over, it is time to critically study Game of Thrones as a reflection of our times.
This class introduces students to major works of literature and film from the German tradition from the late eighteenth through the twentieth century.
We explore hope and redemption, health and illness, and self and community in texts written before, during, and after the flu pandemic of 1918.
We explore the pre-Christian beliefs of the North Germanic peoples as reflected in medieval Icelandic texts (in translation), place names, runic inscriptions, and archeological finds from the late Iron Age and Viking Age.
“Transgressions” explores various kinds of transgressive behavior surrounding themes of money, sex, knowledge, and violence in early modern German literature by reading and discussing key works from the period before 1700.