Topics in German Culture and Society - German Myths / Die Mythen der Deutschen (Undergraduate)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2010

Myths are a form of symbolic capital: they provide orientation and generate confidence. Myths are a complex construction of historical facts, their embeddedness in media, their cultural circulation, and their political exploitation. This seminar will study a variety of foundational German myths such as Nibelungen, Kaiser Barbarossa, Wirtschaftswunder. Conducted in German.