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The Age of Goethe


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor and tutor: Alexander Weber
  • Assessment: an essay of 3500 words with tutorial support (100%)

Module description

This module offers an opportunity to study some of the greatest works of the German literary canon in the original language. You will be guided through the texts with the help of close reading of key passages. We will rediscover this literary period by examining its enthusiastic reception, but also moral and political criticism in Britain during the nineteenth century. Selections from Sarah Austin, Thomas Carlyle, George Henry L ewes will be available on Moodle.