Weekly Schedule

GN 265 / WL 390 Weekly Schedule

Week 1 – Intro

  • Jan 12 – Intro, Syllabus

Week 2 – Intro & Fontane

  • Jan 17 – Overview lecture & Lessing/Novalis/Benjamin
  • Jan 19 – Novalis & Benjamin; Fontane (day 1)

Week 3 – Fontane

  • Jan 24 – Discuss “Effi Briest”
  • Jan 26 – Discuss “Effi Briest” AND the secondary literature

Week 4 – Schnitzler

  • Jan 31 – Finish “Effi Briest” & Begin “Fräulein Else” (mini-Referat: Matt & Lucy)
  • Feb 2 – Discuss “Fräulein Else” & D. Cohn

Week 5 – Schnitzler

  • Feb 7 – Discuss “Fräulein Else” and the secondary literature
  • Feb 9 – Finish Schnitzler; some Hofmannsthal

Week 6 – Mann

  • Feb 14 – Begin “Death in Venice” (mini-Referat: Heather & Jet)
  • Feb 16 – Discuss “Death in Venice”

Week 7 – Mann

  • Feb 21 – Discuss “Death in Venice” AND secondary literature
  • Feb 23 – Finish Thomas Mann

Week 8 – Kafka short works

  • Feb 28 – Begin Kafka, discuss short work (mini-Referat: Amber S. & Joanna)
  • Mar 1

Week 9 – Kafka & MIDTERM

  • Mar 6 Kafka The Trial (mini-Referat: Stephanie & Becca); “review”
  • Mar 8 [MIDTERM]

Week 10 – Kafka The Trial

  • Mar 20 – Discuss “The Trial”
  • Mar 22 – Finish “The Trial”

Week 11 – Hesse

  • Mar 27 – Begin “Steppenwolf” (mini-Referat: Amber M., Rebecca & Lily)
  • Mar 29 – Discuss “Steppenwolf”

Week 12 – Hesse

  • Apr 3 – Discuss “Steppenwolf”
  • Apr 5 – Finish Hesse

Week 13 – Frisch

  • Apr 10 – Begin “Homo Faber” (mini-Referat: Ali & Josh)
  • Apr 12 – Discuss “Homo Faber”

Week 14 – Frisch

  • Apr 17 – Discuss “Homo Faber”
  • Apr 19 – Finish Frisch; 1-2 presentations?

Week 15 – open: papers/presentations

  • Apr. 24 – 6 presentations
  • Apr. 26 – 6 presentations

FINALS: April 30-May 4

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