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NATURE CONCEPTS IN GERMAN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectGerman
Number & Suffix: 118
Full UC Title: NATURE CONCEPTS IN GERMAN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 
Transcript Title: NATURE CONTEMP LIT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course takes a look into the history of literature to examine how conceptions of plantings, gardens, and greenhouses in literature have always been imaginative spaces in which transgressions of traditional attributions could take place. The seminar deals with current narrative texts and poems by Ulrike Draesner, Valerie Fritsch, Thomas Hettche, Marion Poschmann, Silke Scheuermann and Jan Wagner, in which plants play a central role. Among other things, the course investigates the contexts in which plants appear with which ascriptions, which knowledge and natural concepts are negotiated with them and with which literary processes the inherent dynamics of plant processes are made visible. The seminar also examines the function of literary plants as critical reflection figure of the human-nature relationship. 
Language of Instruction: German
 
Partner Title: NATURKONZEPTE IN DER GEGENSWARTSLITERATUR 
Partner University Department: Deutsche Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 16672