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Fall 2017
Jan 21, 2018
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GERM 024 - Germanic/Christian Hero
The twin purpose of this course is to study the long historical relationship between Germanic and Christian values and imaginations as constitutive both of the dynamic fantasy of German story and of the notion of a hero, as well as to encourage good writing about those stories based on the students’ and the authors’ personal realizations – as derived from engagement in detail with the text. Each work will be studied in the context of its historical and cultural environment. The underlying theme, which is the title of the course, will be examined in the many transformations which it undergoes with the passage of time, the changing of poetic style, and the differing personal realizations of the poets – and readers. Main works include the Heliand, Parzival and the Holy Grail, The Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales, Tree of Salvation, and The Owl, the Raven, and the Dove.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

German Department

Course Attributes:
HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, MSB/Humanities & Writing II

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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