GRST 244 German Myths and Fairy Tales

Spring, Fall

An introduction to German myths and fairy tales from the 19th century to the present day. Students read original stories and legends and compare them to modern literary and visual adaptations. Considering the ideological importance of the German forest; analyzing issues of gender, violence, fatness, and disability; and examining the reoccurring and hybrid figure of the siren, students turn a critical eye on the German literary tradition. The language of instruction is English. German Studies 344 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of coursework in German.

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