Donald R. Sunnen, Ph.D.

GR307 - Survey of Literature 800-1700

Fall 2012
Meets:  0925 TR in 213 Scott Shipp Hall
Col. Sunnen's Office:  422 Scott Shipp Hall
Office Hours:  Tues., Thurs. 8-9:15 and 1-3; MWF by appt.
Office Phone:  464-7360
Department Phone:  464-7241
Email:  SunnenD@vmi.edu 

This course will start with the beginnings of German literature c.800 A.D. and continue through the Old High and Middle High German periods.  We will end with the Baroque movement, which represented a new beginning for German culture and literature after the destruction of the Thirty Years’ War.  The literary works are available online, but you will need to print them up!! 

Works: 

Das Hildebrandslied 

Das Nibelungenlied (Middle High German with modern translation and commentary) 

The Nibelungenlied (George Henry Needler’s 1904 English translation) – Preface with links to other sections

Hartmann von Aue, Iwein 

Walther von der Vogelweide, poems (Gutenberg) and works with commentary 

Walther von der Vogelweide, selections from Sewanee

Martin Luther, Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen 

Von der Freyheit eines Christenmenschen 

Luther’s Life and Achievements: www.luther.de (English, German)

  • Martin Opitz, Buch von der deutschen Poeterey 
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  • Andreas Gryphius, poems 
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