Category Archives: Mann

Style: As Applied to Monty Python’s “Black Knight”

We are rewriting the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) about the Black Knight; we are rewriting it in the “styles” of Thomas Mann, Arthur Schnitzler, and Franz Kafka, as exemplified in Death in Venice, Fräulein Else, … Continue reading

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GN 265: Essay #1 (Fontane, Schnitzler, Mann)

Choose one of the following topics and write an 800-1000 word essay. All essays should be fundamentally “analytic” for this assignment: the task is to ‘take apart’ or ‘break down’ larger texts or passages and use the ‘parts’ to support a larger argument.

Due: Abstract – March 1 [1 paragraph; submitted below as comments to this story]; Essay – March 8
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“Death in Venice” and the Secondary Literature

Assignment: Find three works of secondary literature on Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice or on Mann (writer, other works). Articles found via JSTOR or similar are fair game; as are books with sections/chapters on Mann/Death in Venice. List your three … Continue reading

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