The aim of this course is to explore various kinds of transgressive behavior surrounding themes of money, knowledge, sex, and violence in early modern German literature by reading and discussing key works from the period before 1800. We will employ several interpretive models and engage in current scholarly debates. The course will be conducted in German. Class format consists of discussions, response papers, and a final project. The course is open to graduate and undergraduate students, and meets with GER 572. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.