This course explores German literature as a window onto central themes and developments in German and Austrian society, culture and history in the 19th and 20th centuries. The focus is on realistic fiction as testimony to the lived experience of daily life, place, social class, gender, national identity, modernization, political crisis and conflict, persecution, and memory. Required of German majors; open to all students. Taught in English.
Satisfies Core Area IV (World Languages and Culture or Humanities and Arts) and the Franklin College Fine Arts/Philosophy/Religion requirement.