Elisabeth Bronfen
Fall Term 1987/1988

German 125 Representations of Death in 19th Century Narratives


Sept. 12 introduction
Sept. 28 Freud: "Beyond the Pleasure Principle," "Totum and Taboo," "Mourning and Melancholia"
Oct. 5 Grimm Fairy Tales: Frau Holle, Sternthaler, (Schneewittchen, Dornroeschen, Maerchen vom Machendelbaum, Blaubart, Gildkinder, 3 Maennlein im Walde, Wasser des Lebens, Jorindo und Jovingel, 6 Schwaene
Oct. 19 Novalis "Hymnen an die Nacht," Bettine von Arnim "Tod der Guenderode"
Oct. 26 Kleist "Das Erbeben von Chili"
Nov. 2 Heine "Florentinische Naechte," "Der Rabbi von Bacharach"
Nov. 9 Achim von Armin "Die Majoratsherrn," Brentano "Die Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schoenen Annerl"
Nov. 16 Keller "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe"
Nov. 23 Fontane "Effi Briest"
Nov. 30 Schnitzler "Frl. Else", "Sterben"
Dec. 7 Beer/Hofmann "Der Tod Georgs"
Dec. 14 Wagner "Tristan und Isolde," Thomas Mann "Tristan"

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