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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses German 470 Courses in English  

Courses in English

01:470:225 Fairy Tales Then and Now (3) Analysis of structure, meaning, and function of fairy tales and their enduring influence on literature and popular culture. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:246.
01:470:227 Tales of Horror (3) Examination of historical and political context, and psychoanalytical underpinnings, of horror tales in literature and film of the Western tradition from Brothers Grimm to Alfred Hitchcock. Focus on some of the most spellbinding creatures from this tradition: Frankenstein and Dracula, vampires and zombies, Doppelgängers, ghosts, artificial humans, and other figures that continue to haunt the cultural imagination. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:227.
01:470:244,246 Topics in German Culture - in English (1.5, 1.5) Examination of topics in German culture. May be repeated for credit, depending on topic.
01:470:247 Psy Fi: Literature and Psychoanalysis (3) Key psychoanalytic concepts explored through readings of literature, film, case studies, and literary theory. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:247, 01:195:312, or 01:470:356.
01:470:253 Tales of Horror (1.5) Tales of horror in literature and film from Brothers Grimm to Alfred Hitchcock. Consideration of historical, political, and psychoanalytical dimensions.
01:470:254 Nietzsche and Popular Culture (1.5) Exploration of how to define popular culture examined through analysis of Nietzsche's "Overman" and its gradual translation into the American "Superman" hero. Consideration of works from Nietzsche to Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Bertolt Brecht, Bob Dylan, Stanley Kubrick, and the Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix). Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:258 or 01:195:258.
01:470:255 The Faust Legend through the Ages (3) Relevance of the Faust theme to Western civilization from biblical days to the present, with emphasis on Goethe's Faust.
01:470:258 From Nietzsche to Superman (3) Examination of transformation of Nietzsche's Übermensch (overman) into the American Superman heroes of our contemporary culture. Analysis of impact of this motif on gender studies, animal studies, and contemporary media technologies: Hitler's racist Aryan superman and its dismantling in modern art; female versions of Superman such as Wonder Woman or the "material girl" in pop culture; attention also to the figures of the "outlaw," the "idiot," and the cyborg. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:258 or 01:470:254.
01:470:261,262 Major German Writers (3,3) Selected masterpieces of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present.
01:470:275 Introduction to German Studies (3) Introduction to major cultural movements and pivotal historical moments in the German tradition examined through literature, painting, drama, philosophy, music, and film.
01:470:276 Realism and Revolution (3) Introduction to 19th-century German literature and its response to and critical reflection of the French Revolution.  Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:276.
01:470:277 Radical Modernism and Anti-Art (3) Introduction to the major movements and protagonists of early 20th century European avant-garde--Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism--and the impact of these movements on Pop Art and Punk Rock of the 1960s and 1970s. Includes examples from visual arts (Kirchner, Kandinsky, Duchamp, Ernst), literature (Wedekind, Ball, Marinetti, Apollinaire), and cinema (Murnau, Richter, Buñuel, Warhol). Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:276, 01:195:277, or 01:470:358.
01:470:280 The Culture of Yiddish: An Introduction (3) An overview of Yiddish, the traditional vernacular language of Ashkenazic Jews, and its culture, from its medieval origins to the present. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:245.
01:470:285 Enchanted Worlds (3) Exploration of how fantasy, the fantastic, and the supernatural function as a site of cultural and aesthetic critique in German literature and thought from the Enlightenment to the early twentieth century. Readings include immensely creative and influential masterpieces of world literature. Emphasis placed on developing critical reading and writing skills.
Taught in English.
01:470:303 Topics in Critical Issues in German Studies (3) Introduction to literary and artistic traditions of German-speaking Europe as they both relate to the social, technological, religious, political and linguistic histories of these regions, and reflect changing values and understandings of what it means to be human.  Topics may vary from semester to semester.
Taught in English.
01:470:304 German and Comparative Literature (3) Examination of the literary and artistic traditions of German-speaking Europe as they relate to the social, technological, religious, political and linguistic histories of both these regions, and those of other cultures with which these traditions have, historically, been in dialogue.
Credit not given for this course and 01:195:314.
01:470:327 Writing Travel: Movement, Migration, Mobility (3) Explores the link between narration and mobility; provides overview of the history of travel and the changes in writing travel from the 18th century until today; engages various literary forms and other media (film, art, and music) as well as cartographic tools offered by digital humanities. Prerequisite: 01:470:232, or simultaneous enrollment in 01:470:231 or 232.
01:470:349 Contemporary German and European Cinema (3) New German cinema as a contemporary mode of artistic expression. Viewing and analysis of films by such outstanding directors as Fassbinder, Herzog, Schloendorff, and Wenders. Emphasis on the "literary" aspects of the German cinema. One section taught in German. Credit not given for this course and 01:175:349 or 01:360:349.
01:470:350 The Nazi Period in Film (3) Exploration of important role of cinema during Nazi era. Study of historical situation in Germany between 1933 and 1945, and of representative films produced in Germany under the Nazi regime. Focus on the staging of power, representations of race, and the promotion of escapism in these films, as well as on retrospective representation of the period in contemporary cinema.
01:470:354 Kafka and World Literature (3) Introduction to Kafka's work and its impact on world literature. Topics include: literary modernism and European modernity; Jewish languages, culture, identity, and music in the early 20th century and beyond; minor and postcolonial literature; rethinking the relationship among humans, animals, hybrids, and monsters; and new directions in art, literature, film, and music.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:382 or 01:563:355.
01:470:360 Classics of German Cinema: From Haunted Screen to Hyperreality (3) Introduction to canonical films of the Weimar, Nazi, postwar, and postwall period. Focusing on class, gender, nation, and conflict through close analysis, the course seeks to sensitize students to the cultural context of these films and the changing sociopolitical and historical climates in which they arose. Special attention to the issue of film style, and to question of what constitutes the film canon in particular in the case of recent works. Credit not given for both this course and 01:175:360.
01:470:364 Big Bang: The Literature of Chaos and Order (3) Representations of dramatic upheavals in the physical universe as analogies for crisis and revolution in history, politics, psychology, science, and the arts. In literature and philosophy from the Renaissance to the present. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:364.
01:470:365,366 Literature and Social Change from Nietzsche to Brecht (3,3) Interaction between German literature and society from the unification (1871) and industrialization of Germany to the end of World War II. Credit not given for both this course and 01:175:365 or 01:013:365.
01:470:367 Self and Society in the Postwar German Novel and Short Story (3) Major prose writers of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland since the end of World War II.
01:470:368 Self and Society in the Postwar German Drama (3) Major playwrights of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland since the end of World War II.
01:470:369 Remembering the Holocaust (3) Holocaust remembrance in contemporary social and cultural practices in the United States and globally considered as a paradigm for deriving lessons from the past in order to respond to traumatic losses, address present social injustices, and prevent future acts of intolerance. Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:370 or 01:563:360.
01:470:371 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3) Exploration of the work of three German writers who revolutionized modern philosophy, theology, psychology, aesthetics, social and political science, gender studies, historiography, literature, and the arts. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:374 or 01:730:344.
01:470:373 Bertolt Brecht, Dramatist and Marxist (3) Study of Brecht's epic (Marxist) theater and its impact on contemporary dramatic theory and theatrical practice; an introduction to Brecht's poetry of engagement.
01:470:375 New Subjectivity in Literature and Film (3) Literature and film in the context of political, social, and cultural developments since the late 1960s. Topics include the politics of the personal, reconciliation with the Nazi past, the "death of literature," and the rise of German feminism.
01:470:376 German Culture through the Arts (3) Introduction to the visual arts, music, and dance created in German-speaking countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Taught at the Zimmerli Art Museum by a team of curators, art historians, guest musicians, and dance scholars, and with visits to museums and performances in Manhattan. Open to all students; of special interest to those considering enrolling in the German department's Berlin Summer Program.
01:470:380 German-Jewish Literature and Culture (3) Survey of German-Jewish culture, 18th century to present. Literature in political-historical context, with some attention to music, philosophy, and film. Special permission required for credit toward major. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:380.
01:470:381 Cultural Foundations of Germany (3) Significant aspects of German civilization from the age of Charlemagne to the unification of Germany in 1870. Focus on the German contribution to music, the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and literature.
01:470:383 Germanic Mythology (3) Myths and religious practices of the migration period and the age of the Vikings. Sources: the Eddas, Christian and pre-Christian documents and texts, archaeological finds, place names, modern folkloristic beliefs.
01:470:384 Gender and Politics in Yiddish Literature and Culture (3) Traces the cultural dynamics of Ashkenazic Jews in 16th- to 19th-century Europe through Yiddish religious writing, folktales, fiction, memoirs, and poetry. All readings in translation. Prerequisites: 01:563:202, 260, or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:384 or 01:988:391.
01:470:385 The Changing Image of Women in German Literature (3) Selected works of German literature that convey the experience of women cast into socially prescribed roles.
01:470:388,390,392 Topics in German Literature and Civilization (3,3,3)
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