Donald R. Sunnen, Ph.D.

German 412 Course Syllabus

Germans on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain

COL Donald R. Sunnen - Spring 2014

Class meets at 1050 T, Th in 111 Scott Shipp Hall

Office: 422 Scott Shipp Hall 

Phone: 464-7360 or 7241


Students in this course will learn about and discuss the unique situation of the two Germanies during the Cold War and how authors wrestled with the idea of being German.  The literary works will be complemented by web-based materials which treat the division of Germany and the unique situation of Berlin.

  • Texts:

Bertolt Brecht, Der kaukasische Kreidekreis

Heinrich Böll, Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum and other selections

Ulrich Plenzdorf, Die neuen Leiden des jungen W

Uwe Johnson, Zwei Ansichten