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GM3598: TRANSGRESSION FROM STURM UND DRANG TO ROMANTICISM C (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course introduces students to the major literary and cultural movements known as 'Sturm und Drang' and history. Through analysing literary texts and other works of cultural importance, the course engages critically with the relationship between art and society, and explores the role of subversive art during a period of rapid social change. Romanticism, and examines the impetus for and impact of these movements in the context of modern German history.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Tara Beaney

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either European Studies (EU) (Studied) or German (GM) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course deals with artistic works that challenge social norms, often centring upon rebellious individuals. We begin with the wild and excessive 'Sturm und Drang' movement of the 1770s, before exploring some of the impassioned and inventive works of the subsequent Romantic period. The course includes texts by authors such as Goethe, Schiller, Kleist and Hoffmann. It seeks to understand the transgressive potential of art, while dealing with issues such as: the role of extreme emotions; the subversive function of fantastic literature; how identities and gender roles are established or challenged; how writers and thinkers participate in bringing about cultural change.


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