Advanced German Literature & Culture: Madness, Murder, Mysteries

Ceramic figurine with red cap face down in the dirt with a knife in his back.

A murdered garden gnome. Courtesy of Ilya Boyandin on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC.


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Fall 2014



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This course provides the opportunity to discuss, orally and in writing, cultural, ethical, and social issues on a stylistically sophisticated level. It explores representative and influential works from the nineteenth century to the present, through literary texts (prose, drama, poetry), radio plays, art, film, and architecture, as well as investigates topics such as the human and the machine, science and ethics, representation of memory, and issues of good and evil. Taught in German.

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Peter Weise. 21G.412 Advanced German Literature & Culture: Madness, Murder, Mysteries. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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