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GM5011 German Literary and Cultural Contexts: Turning Points (40)

SCOTCAT credits:40
Academic year(s):2016/7
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module seeks to enable postgraduates actively to acquire advanced knowledge of contexts that have shaped literature and culture in the German-speaking lands from the Middle Ages to the present day. It draws on the expertise of academic teachers in the Department of German, and concentrates on the research-led study of selected turning points in the cultural, literary or intellectual history of the German-speaking lands. The turning points studied will vary but may include: Early Modern print culture, the making of German letters, the 'Sattelzeit' around 1800, urban modernisms around 1900, the Weimar Republic, Stunde Null and the radical contemporary.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for German Studies Postgraduate Programme.

Optional for Central and East European Studies, German and Comparative Literature, and Crossways in Cultural Narratives Mundus Postgraduate Programmes.

PG Anti-requisite(s):GM5013

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Seminars and occasional lectures.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr A Cusack
Module teaching staff:various