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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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There are no assessments for this course.