Donald R. Sunnen, Ph.D.

German 308 Course Syllabus

Survey of Literature: Enlightenment to Revolution 1700-1848

Spring 2013

 

COL Donald R. Sunnen 

Class meets at 0925 TR in 110 Scott Shipp Hall

Office: 422 Scott Shipp Hall

Hours: Tues / Thurs 8:00-9:15 and 1-3

Phone: 464-7360 or 7241

E-mail: SunnenD@vmi.edu 

This course begins with the literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment, continues through classicism (Goethe, Schiller), romanticism (Kleist, Grimm) and ends with the Zensur that led up to the 1848 revolution

Texts: 

G.E.Lessing, Minna von Barnhelm  (Entire Play on YouTube)

Friedrich Schiller, Maria Stuart 

Grimm, Kinder- und Hausmärchen (selections)

Heinrich von Kleist, Das Käthchen von Heilbronn 

Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder (selections)

The Gutenberg Project (Texts online)

19th Century German Stories (More Texts online)

Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers (English and German texts)

Extra added attractions:  Renee Fleming sings "Gretchen am Spinnrade" 

                                    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings "Erlkönig"