Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2019


GERM 309 002 (CRN: 26608)


Department: *Classical & European Studies*
Instructor: Weissenberger, Klaus H.
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR RZR 202 (7-JAN-2019 - 19-APR-2019) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in German
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 3
Enrollment data as of: 8-DEC-2021 10:33PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM F TBA TBA
Description: "If the soul speaks out, alas! it is no longer the soul that speaks" - in Schiller's famous line one of the many fascinating paradoxes of lyric poetry is expressed. With the tradition of the "Lied," poems set to music, German poetry of the Classical-Romantic epoch was soon to become the epitome of lyric poetry as such. There were, however, poems of quite different kinds before and after Goethe, Eichendorff, and Heine. Without neglecting the Classical-Romantic period, the course will explore the history of lyric expression in German literature from the early modern period to the present in both poems and theoretical texts. Taught in German.