Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 10
Semester 1 NB: the availability of this module in 2012-13 is uncertain.
Pre-requisite modules Normally 19492 (unless students are studying in Semester 1 only)
Other pre-requisites Advanced knowledge of German required (at least level B2.2)
The module will explore the various ways in which German writers attempted to come to terms with the experience and aftermath of the First World War. Areas of discussion will include the literary qualities of German war writing, the presentation of life and death at the front, the depiction of broader aspects of the conflict, military and civilian perceptions of the war, as well as the political and cultural significance of German literature on the First World War in the period 1918-1933.
Teaching and learning methods
Lecturer-led and student-led seminars