GER 300

Junior Seminar: Research in German Studies, Theory, and Practice

Fall 2021
1:30pm - 4:20pm

How do the activities of research and interpretation differ when the object is a poem, a 17th century canvas, a radio broadcast or a film, an urban renewal plan, or the draft of a new state constitution? This introduction to the wide range of approaches and methods for the study of German literature, culture and media will hone the research and writing skills necessary to develop a substantial piece of independent scholarship. Through close readings of theoretical texts and primary sources the seminar will focus on issues of authorship and argument, the “gay sciences” of the archive, and the subtleties of producing clear and persuasive prose.