Representations of Education in German Literature and Film: Satire, Trauma, Melodrama (MLG1015)

15 credits

In this module we will be examining, through selected examples from around 1800 to the present day, the representation of education in German literature and film. We will discuss which aspects of contemporary educational practice come into critical focus, which narrative and filmic means are employed to advance a critique, and what positive alternative concepts of education are implied. The module will thus discuss not only historical changes in concepts of education and their critique, but also give an introduction to literary and filmic genre conventions.