Heinrich von Kleist or the End of the 18th Century (GER 181)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2009

Heinrich von Kleist, one of the most prominent authors around 1800, was a critical reader of his own time; his work marked a turning point in literary history. Through close readings we will analyze the innovative and unique poetic forms of his major works with regard to literary movements of his time, in particular Weimar Classicism and Romanticism. Note: Conducted in German.