Nicole Sütterlin recently earned her Ph.D. in Modern German Literature from the University of Basel. She also holds an M.A. in German Philology and English Philology, received from the University of Basel. She has been teaching at Basel’s German Department since 2007 and is now looking forward to starting her position as Assistant Professor of German at Harvard University. Her teaching and research interests include Romanticism, Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, and discourses on the body.
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GRMN6683 - Postwall Poetics
Postwall Poetics: Corpora, Communcation, Media
In this course we explore German literature from the Wendezeit to the 21st century, focusing on a number of texts that can be defined as ‘body literature’. Rather than directly addressing the fall of the Berlin Wall, these texts employ a transgressive poetics. In themes of love, desire and death they tear down the walls between physical bodies and between literary bodies, thus opening up communication between texts, individuals, and nations. Topics include: the body, anatomy, vampirism, virtual reality, intertextuality, transmediality, transnationalism.
Required texts: Tawada: Das nackte Auge (Konkursbuch Verlag); Stein: Replay (C. H. Beck); Beyer: Das Menschenfleisch (Suhrkamp); Grünbein: Schädelbasislektion (Suhrkamp); Hettche: Nox (Suhrkamp); Braun: Die deutsche Gegenwartsliteratur (UTB). Literature
Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session