Medieval and Early Modern German Literature (GERMAN 230)
In this seminar we will read and discuss a number of key medieval texts: Henry Suso's <em>Exemplar</em>, Mechthild of Magdeburg's <em>Flowing Light of the Godhead</em>, Wolfram of Eschenbach's <em>Parzival</em>, Gottfried of Strassburg's <em>Tristan and Isolde</em>, and a selection of Minnesang poems. The focus of the discussion will lie on the significance of image, allegory, and imagination in medieval poetics. nMaterials will be provided for the Suso, Mechthild, and Minnesang sections of the course. Books to buy: Wolfram, Parzival, and Gottfried, Tristan (recommended for both: bilingual Reclam editions). nProfessor Niklaus Largier will teach this course.