The strange, the wondrous, and the magical in a variety of (mostly) German texts about witches, vampires, and ghosts (1500 to the present) will be the focus of this course. We will explore how different media such as pamphlets, fairy tales, novellas, and ballads construct alternate realities and inspire our fantasies. We will ask how these narratives lead us to spaces beyond our everyday experiences thereby influencing our thinking about nature and the supernatural. Prerequisite: German 302D and German 340C/340D OR German 341/341D OR German 342/342D or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; AS LCD; AS LS; AS WI I; FA HUM; AR HUM