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THE AIR RAIDS ON GERMANY 1942-45: LITERARY REFLECTIONS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectGerman
Comparative Literature
Number & Suffix: 127
Full UC Title: THE AIR RAIDS ON GERMANY 1942-45: LITERARY REFLECTIONS 
Transcript Title: AIR RAIDS GERMANY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: In the final years of World War II, the Allies conducted a systematic bombing campaign of German cities, during which more than half a million civilians are thought to have died. In his 1997 Zurich lectures the scholar W. G. Sebald, author of the highly acclaimed novel AUSTERLITZ, surveyed the German-language literature that deals with this aspect of the war and claimed that the literary response to this catastrophe was both quantitatively and qualitatively inadequate. This course reviews some of the literature that responds to the air war, discusses Sebald's argument, and considers the reasons both for the perceived lack of literary reflection among an entire generation of German writers, and for the heated public debate that Sebald's lectures engendered on publication. The course further extends the context and discusses an American writer's view of the 1945 bombing of Dresden, as well as literary reflections on the Blitz – the German bombing campaign of Coventry, London, and other British cities. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: THE AIR RAIDS ON GERMANY 1942-45: LITERARY REFLECTIONS 
Partner University Department: Deutsche Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 16924