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GER252 - Tracing the Autobiographical: Personal Narratives in German Literature

General

Subject code

GER

Course Number

252

Instructor(s)

R. Cernahoschi, J. Kazecki

Course Long Title

Tracing the Autobiographical: Personal Narratives in German Literature

Description

The course focuses on autobiographical writings in German literature. Students consider questions about the self-presentation of the authors as narrators of their own stories, the relationship between disclosure and literary invention, and the contested area between truth and fiction in autobiographical forms. They investigate how "life-writing" and "self-writing" can be a literary genre that presents issues such as identity, belonging and Otherness, memory, and trauma. Prerequisite(s): GER 233.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Creative Process and Production [CP]

Writing Credit

No writing credit