GERST 6090

GERST 6090

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Novelists, poets, and dramatists have reflected on the act of writing and poetic practice for centuries. Since the 1950s, though, public reflections on literary work have become essential to the performance of authorship in new ways. Often at award ceremonies or on a constantly growing circuit of university lectures, German-speaking authors (have to) theorize practice. This seminar will explore contemporary literature through the lens of various emerging poetologies and dramaturgies, focusing on topics like: authorship after the 'death of the author,' art and society, subjectivity and realism, individual and collective, language and representation, fact and fictionality. Authors include Ingeborg Bachmann, Gottfried Benn, Paul Celan, Ann Cotton, Dietmar Dath, Hubert Fichte, Rainald Goetz, Ernst Jandl, Elfriede Jelinek, Alexander Kluge, Friederike Mayröcker, Thomas Meinecke, Ulrich Peltzer, Monika Rinck, Kathrin Röggla, Yoko Tawada, Feridun Zaimoglu.

When Offered Fall.

Comments Anchor course. Taught in German.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16621 GERST 6090   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 494
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Siegel, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.