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ERIC Number: ED136589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 12
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Women in German Literature.
Frederiksen, Elke
This course description outlines the general and specific objectives for a course on "Women in German Literature," which investigates the changing literary and social roles of women from the beginning of the 19th Century to the present: women as seen by man, by another woman and in introspection. This course description was successfully used in a course for college level junior and senior students, and it was taught in German. Since a large number of the texts have appeared in translation, this outline could also be used as a basis for a course taught in English. The literary images of women are discussed in works by Goethe, Bettina von Arnim, Friedrich Schlegel, Droste-Huelshoff, Grillparzer, Ibsen, Schnitzler, Aichinger, Bachmann, Duerrenmatt, Wohmann, Bruening and Christa Wolf. The focus is on all German-speaking countries: West and East Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To provide an insight into the social role of women in the past and today, excerpts from works by the following writers are discussed: Bebel, Baeumer, Stefan Zweig, Nietzsche, Freud, Helwig, Friedan and Beauvoir. An extensive bibliography on women in German literature and culture completes the outline. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Symposium on Feminism and German Studies (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, September 26, 1976)