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Literary Studies: German Literature and Culture

German Literature and Culture is a specialisation within the MA Literary Studies

The specialisation consists of four 10 EC courses or equivalent and the MA thesis (20 EC). The principle of the programme is: “freedom within bounds”. This means that the programme consists of electives, from which you may freely shape your personal programme. The programme includes two different types of courses: a series of thematic courses (on a special subject or author) and two general core courses: “Medieval and Early Modern Studies” and “European Modernism”.

In order to help you structure your programme, three possible profiles are suggested below:

1) Medieval and Early Modern German Literature and Culture: take the core course “Medieval and Early Modern Studies” as a basis and supplement it with courses in one or both fields.

2) Modern and Contemporary German Literature and Culture: take the core course “European Modernism” and supplement it with courses in this profile.

3) German Language and Culture is a combined programme of Literary Studies/German (20 EC) and Linguistics/German (20 EC) + a MA thesis in Literary Studies/German. This is especially advised if, after your MA, you intend to apply for the Educational Master.

Rules of the game:

Courses 1 and 2: Any two courses from the German courses mentioned in the list below

Course 3 and 4: Any course offered within the MA Literary studies (including the list below)

a course on a literary subject taught in another MA, a course offered within the MA Linguistics: German Language and Linguistics, or a course offered via Masterlanguage.

MA thesis: written in German, on a subject of German literature and culture.

Note that:

  • At least two courses should be taken from the list of German-taught electives.

  • Masterlanguage courses are either 5 or 10 EC; please submit your choice to the Board of Examiners.

Courses

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

FIRST SEMESTER

Select course from the list below (30 EC)

Lob und Veriss. Literaturkritisches Schreiben vom 19. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert 10
European Modernism 10
Masterlanguage: Kultur und Medien 10
Internship MA Literary Studies 10

Masterlanguage

SECOND SEMESTER

Select one course from the list below (10 EC)

Jenseits der Menschenwelt? Natur, Kultur und Sprache in den Filmen Werner Herzogs 5/10
Erzählungen der deutschen Romantik 10
Masterlanguage: Kultur und Kritik 10
Internship MA Literary Studies 10
MA Thesis Literary Studies (track German) 20

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