Dr. Rasma Lazda

GN 403 / GN 576


War in German Literature


Literatur und Krieg

Last update: 07/18/20



Course Hours:
T R 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Office Hours
via Zoom:
Please set up via email, I will be at my desk at  these times:

T 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm, R 09:00 pm - 10:00 pm and by appointment.

E-mail: rlazda@ua.edu


Office
220 B.B. Comer

Phone: 348-6954

Course webpage:
http://www.lazda.net/gn_403_20.html

Kurswiki:
http://kriegslieratur20.pbworks.com

Course books:
Course books for GN 403

Course books for GN 576

Prerequisite: Completion of at least GN 361 or GN 362, unless by special permission of the instructor.


DESCRIPTION
Die Schriftsteller können nicht so schnell schreiben, wie die Regierungen Kriege machen; denn das Schreiben verlangt Denkarbeit.
Writers cannot write as quickly as governments conduct war, because writing requires thinking.
Bertolt Brecht


Literature about war is inherently the writer's reflection on war, as the above quote by Brecht indicates. In this seminar during an ongoing pandemic we will focus on representations of war along with suffering, death and trauma in German literature and film. How do German speaking writers and directors reflect on war? Can we identify a changing attitude toward war when we look at German literature from the earliest period up to today? Does writing about war and suffering necessarily expose a conflict between those who plan and those who bear the consequences of war and suffering? How do the writers deal with violence and emotions? How are we, as readers or viewers, influenced by such representations of war and suffering? How does our own experience during a pandemic possibly alter our own understanding of these texts and other media? These are some of the questions that will guide us throughout this course in pursuit of possible answers.

This course strives to provide an overview of German literature and culture from the beginning to today with an emphasis on war.

REQUIRED TEXTS

UNDERGRADUATES GRADUATES
Hildebrandslied Hildebrandslied
Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (excerpts)*
Audio
Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus*
Audio
Ein Söldnerleben im Dreißigjährigen Krieg (excerpts) Ein Söldnerleben im Dreißigjährigen Krieg (excerpts)
Gedichte der Barockzeit zum Krieg Gedichte der Barockzeit zum Krieg
  Rilke: Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke
Jünger, In Stahlgewittern (excerpts) Jünger, In Stahlgewittern (excerpts)
Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues* Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues*
Jüngere Gedichte zum Thema Krieg Jüngere Gedichte zum Thema Krieg
Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder* Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder*
Kluge, Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945 (excerpts) Kluge, Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945*

Sebald, Luftkrieg und Literatur*

Böll, Der Engel schwieg*
Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa und andere Erzählungen* Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa
Nöstlinger, Maikäfer flieg* Grass, Im Krebsgang*
  Franck, Die Mittagsfrau*
*buy  
link to online bookstore with undergrad books link to online bookstore with grad books

GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
-Recognize and identify key concepts and periods of German literary history
-Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
-Collaborate and perform effectively in team activities

SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
-Identify significant works of German literature from the earliest periods through today relating to war
-Discuss
theoretical writings on war and if and how attitudes towards war have changed.
-Prepare a bibliography and compose a convincing essay (MLA style)
-Demonstrate German language skills by expanding vocabulary through the reading of higher level German texts.

ASSESSMENT
A variety of tools will help me to assess your progress in this course: from short pop quizzes, response papers, a book review, bibliography, a Power Point Presentation, and a research paper with a literary analysis, to a final exam, with a short answer section and an essay question, all in German, will provide feedback on your performance in this class. Since I am using a grading software, students will have the opportunity to keep track of their progress from week to week.

PARTICIPATION / PREPARATION / ATTENDANCE POLICY / MISSED CLASSES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Participation and preparation count as 10 % of your grade. When you attend class, have your assignments prepared, such as readings, presentations, and writing assignments. I might check your reading comprehension with small quizzes. Even though this class will mostly meet via Zoom, your visible presence is required.

You will have an initial 28 points in your participation/preparation account, with two points per class/week; if you are present and prepared you receive full participation/ preparation credit for that class session. For every class you are not present I will deduct one point. You cannot earn preparation/participation points if you are not present; if you have not prepared your assignments you may not earn full credit.

Regular attendance is essential. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS for missed quizzes and other assignments. On rare occasions when absence is unavoidable due to  illness or family emergency, I may require proof of your reason of absence before we discuss the possibility of make-up work.

If you miss more than 20 % of class time, you will receive an automatic "F", regardless of the quality of your work.

GRADING FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Participation/Preparation (incl. quizzes, translations etc.)

10%

Response papers, Book Review
30%
Oral presentation (Power Point Referat) 20%
Bibliography - MLA style 10%
Essay (schriftliche Hausarbeit)

30%

GRADING FOR GRADUATES

Oral presentation (Power Point Referat) 20%
Response Papers, Book Review 25%
Article Reviews

15%

Essay (schriftliche Hausarbeit)

40%

The Grading Scale is the standard +/- scale used by the university.

A+ 97-100 A 93-96 A- 90-92 B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82
C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62
F 59 below          

 

ASSIGNMENTS
Prepare to read a lot for this course. You will also have to present a PowerPoint, prepare a bibliography, write a book review and an essay. All assignments listed on the syllabus are to be prepared for the day they are listed. You will probably spend about four to six hours work outside of class for each class session. This includes preparing reading and writing assignments.

*Power Point Presentation FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATES
You will prepare a Power Point presentation of about 20 minutes in length including a handout for. For this Power Point Referat, you will present on a work (book or film) about war that you are not reading in class. You will also prepare your bibliography on that same work, as well as your research essay (schriftliche Hausarbeit).
PREPARE YOUR BOOK REVIEW FOR THE DAY YOUR POWER POINT PRESENTATION AS AN ADDITIONAL HANDOUT.
You will be evaluated on handout, content, grammatical accuracy, delivery, and the presentation overall.

Hints for your presentation:
*Be ready to talk for at least 20 minutes, run a test presentation in order to prepare for your actual Referat.
*You may not just read from the slides.
*Slides should be a backdrop for your presentation.
*Make use of photos, illustrations, maps etc. in your slides, but do not overdo it. Refrain from sound effects or other distracting features.
*Make sure that your presentation does not contain any spelling or grammatical errors.
*Make sure that your handouts contains all important information so it can serve all students in order to review for the final.

*Save your PPT as a pdf file and upload it to the course wiki.

*Response Papers FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATES
You will prepare a number of two- to three-page-response papers on the readings,
and upload to the course wiki.. Please submit your response papers to the course wiki at the latest before the day before the next class session, so that you can read all response papers and leave a comment on each response paper before our actual class meeting. This will help us with the discussion of the texts during our sessions.

Hints for a response paper:
*A response paper is not an academic paper.
*
A response paper is not a summary of what happened.
*A response paper is a reflection of your engagement with the text.
*What points of view representative of the time can you detect in the text - what attitudes, values,
concepts, and possibly belief systems do you recognize?
*What is your personal point of view on these aspects?
*How has this text possibly altered your own personal point of view regarding your initial reading of the text and your world view at large?

*Bibliography FOR UNDERGRADUATES ONLY
You will prepare a bibliography on recent scholarly research on one work / topic from German literature dealing with war. You will prepare the bibliography on the same work as your PPT Referat and your essay.
UNDERGRADUATES: Your bibliography has to contain at the least 10 -15 articles and/or books.
If you are lost where to begin, start here.

*Book Review FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATES
You will write a review of one additional work that we do not read as a group.
Your choice of work has to be approved by me.
Your Power Point presentation, bibliography, and essay may be on the same work.
You should count on a minimum of two to three pages for this assignment (double-spaced, MLA style).
Please familiarize yourself how to write a review.
PREPARE YOUR BOOK REVIEW FOR THE DAY YOUR POWER POINT PRESENTATION AS A pdf HANDOUT and upload to the course wiki.

*Article Review  FOR GRADUATES ONLY
You will write reviews of three scholarly articles / book chapters and present on them briefly in class (no longer than 5 minutes). The reviews has to fit on ONE page. List on the top the bibliographical entry and make copies for all class members. Please familiarize yourself how to write a review. Consult an academic journal such as the German Quarterly. Please submit your article review also on the course wiki page.

*Essay FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATES
Your schriftliche Hausarbeit (essay) will be a research paper on at least one work dealing with war. You may also compare and contrast more than one work with each other. Please discuss your essay topic with me.

All your written assignments have to be typed using German characters: Please make sure that you use in your writing the appropriate German characters (ss for ß or ue for ü etc are not acceptable). If you need help how to type German characters, please consult this link.

All assignments have to be double spaced and follow MLA Style (please follow this link to view a sample heading and a works cited page). Mark the total of your words at the end of your essay. Please prepare your assignments on time and note that I will not accept any excuses for the lateness of your written work because of any kind of computer related problems. Assignments are due at the beginning of class.

UNDERGRADUATES: Your essay should be between 8-10 pages in length (MLA Style follow this link to view a sample heading and a works cited page, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point font). You have to consult at least three secondary sources (scholarly research articles / books). You may use internet pages as an additional source, but articles from newspapers or wikipedia are not scholarly research articles. Scholarly articles accessed by means of the library web page are valid secondary sources (research articles). If you are not sure, please check with me.

GRADUATES: Your essay should be between 14-18 pages in length (MLA Style follow this link to view a sample heading and a works cited page, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point font). You have to consult at least ten secondary sources (scholarly research articles / books). You may use internet pages as an additional source, but articles from newspapers or wikipedia are not scholarly research articles. Scholarly articles accessed by means of the library web page are valid secondary sources (research articles). If you are not sure, please check with me. Submit your final essay via email.

*Final exam
There will be NO final exam, rather regard your final essay as a cumulative learning experience for this course.

DISABILITY SERVICES
It is university policy to provide, on a flexible and individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact me in the beginning of the semester to discuss their individual needs for accommodations. It is standard university procedure that instructors require from students with learning disabilities a letter requesting accommodations in compliance with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). If you have a disability, register with ODS. Instructors are not obligated to provide academic adjustments until they have received an "Request for Accommodations" letter. To request disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services . After initial arrangements are made with that office, contact your professor. This information refers to all courses at the university.

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DISABILITY SERVICES
It is university policy to provide, on a flexible and individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact me in the beginning of the semester to discuss their individual needs for accommodations. It is standard university procedure that instructors require from students with learning disabilities a letter requesting accommodations in compliance with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). If you have a disability, register with ODS. Instructors are not obligated to provide academic adjustments until they have received an RFA letter ("Request for Accommodations" letter). To request disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 348-4285. After initial arrangements are made with that office, contact your professor. This information refers to all courses at the university.

STORMS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES
The primary university communication tool for sending out information is the UA web site. Students should consult this site as soon as they can in an emergency. Information on the course will be given through the E-learning shell in case of an emergency.

REQUIRED TEXTS

UNDERGRADUATES GRADUATES
Hildebrandslied Hildebrandslied
Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (excerpts)*
Audio
Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus*
Audio
Ein Söldnerleben im Dreißigjährigen Krieg (excerpts) Ein Söldnerleben im Dreißigjährigen Krieg (excerpts)
Gedichte der Barockzeit zum Krieg Gedichte der Barockzeit zum Krieg
  Rilke: Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke
Jünger, In Stahlgewittern (excerpts) Jünger, In Stahlgewittern (excerpts)
Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues* Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues*
Jüngere Gedichte zum Thema Krieg Jüngere Gedichte zum Thema Krieg
Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder* Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder*
Kluge, Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945 (excerpts) Kluge, Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945*

Sebald, Luftkrieg und Literatur*

Böll, Der Engel schwieg*
Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa und andere Erzählungen* Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa
Nöstlinger, Maikäfer flieg* Grass, Im Krebsgang*
  Franck, Die Mittagsfrau*
*buy  
link to online bookstore with undergrad books link to online bookstore with grad books



SEMESTERPLAN

DATUM
UNDERGRADUATES
GRADUATES

20.8.
Do

1. Einführung
Hildebrandslied; Hildebrandslied

1. Einführung
Hildebrandslied; Hildebrandslied

25.8.
Di
2. Submit by today 8 am to course wiki a response paper on the Hildebrandslied (auf Deutsch) AND read other response papers, leave a comment.
Leitfragen: Welche Ansichten und Werte reflektiert der Text? Wie stehe ich persönlich dazu? In welcher Weise hat der Text mein Weltbild beeinflusst?
2. Submit by today 8 am to course wiki a response paper on the Hildebrandslied (auf Deutsch) AND read the other response papers, leave a comment.
Leitfragen: Welche Ansichten und Werte reflektiert der Text? Wie stehe ich persönlich dazu? In welcher Weise hat der Text mein Weltbild beeinflusst?
27.8.
Do

3. Library Session
 

Submit at end of session a first bibliography on titles about the representation of war in German literature to course wiki

3. Library Session
 

Submit at end of session a first bibliography on titles about the representation of war in German literature to course wiki

1.9.
Di
4. A. Magdeburg 1631 lesen und hören: Kriegsberichterstattung. Die Macht der Sensation; "Audio dazu, hier starten";

B.
Söldner im 30jährigen Krieg (Spiegel Wissenschaft) lesen.
4. A.  Magdeburg 1631 lesen und hören: Kriegsberichterstattung. Die Macht der Sensation; "Audio dazu, hier starten";

B.
Söldner im 30jährigen Krieg (Spiegel Wissenschaft) lesen.
3.9.
Do

5. C. Text des Tagebuchs Auszug (pdf) - herunterladen (wiki), ausdrucken und lesen und für die Sitzung bereit halten.

Mehr Information zum Krieg:
Der Dreißigjährige Krieg (kurzer Einstieg);
Der Dreißigjährige Krieg (Seite der Uni Münster).

5. C.  Text des Tagebuchs Auszug (pdf) - herunterladen (wiki), ausdrucken und lesen und für die Sitzung bereit halten.
 
Mehr Information zum Krieg:
Der Dreißigjährige Krieg (kurzer Einstieg);
Der Dreißigjährige Krieg (Seite der Uni Münster).
 

8.9.
Di
6. Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus
Battafarano, "Grimmelshausen's 'Autobiographies' and the Art of the Novel."
6. Grimmelshausen, 1. Buch und 2. Buch S. 15-246;
Battafarano, "Grimmelshausen's 'Autobiographies' and the Art of the Novel."
10.9.
Do

7. Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus Auszug;
submit a 1-page response to your initial reading of the beginning of Grimmelshausen

7. Grimmelshausen, 1. Buch und 2. Buch S. 15-246;
submit a
1-page response to your initial reading of the beginning of Grimmelshausen

15.9.
Di
8. Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus Auszug
Greene, "'To see from these black lines':The Mise en Livre of the Phoenix Copperplate and Other Grimmelshausen Illustrations."
8. Grimmelshausen, 3. Buch und 4. Buch S. 247-457
Tatlock, "Engendering Social Order: From Costume Autobiography to Conversation Games in Grimmelshausen's Simpliciana."
17.9.
Do

9. Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus Auszug

9. Grimmelshausen, 3. Buch und 4. Buch S. 247-457
22.9.
Di
10. Gedichte
Breuer, "In Grimmelshausen's Tracks: The Literary and Cultural Legacy.

Submit response paper Simplicissimus;
10. Grimmelshausen, 5. Buch und Continuatio S. 459-720 (Quiz on text)
Breuer, "In Grimmelshausen's Tracks: The Literary and Cultural Legacy."
Submit response paper
Simplicissimus
;

24.9.
Do

11. Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues, S. 10-30.

11. Rilke, Cornet

29.9.
Di
12. Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues, S. 30-42. 12. Submit response paper, Rilke, Cornet
1.10.
Do

13. Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues, S. 43-63.

13. Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

6.10.
Di
14. Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues, S. 63-120. 14. Submit Response paper Im Westen nichts Neues
8.10.
Do

15Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues, S. 120-156.



15. Jünger, In Stahlgewittern, bitte lesen Sie folgende Kapitel am Anfang:
Vorwort, Orainville, Von Bazancourt bis Hattonchâtel, Les Eparges, Douchy und Monchy, Vom täglichen Stellungskampf, Der Auftakt der Sommeroffensive;

13.10.
Di
SUBMIT BIBLIOGRAPHY
16Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues, S. 157-197.
16. Jünger, In Stahlgewittern, bitte lesen Sie folgende Kapitel am Ende:
Die große Schlacht, Englische Vorstöße, Mein letzter Sturm.

In Stahlgewittern (Gesamttext) als pdf auf der Kurswikiseite
Article Review 1
15.10.
Do
17. Submit response paper
Im Westen nichts Neues


Jünger, In Stahlgewittern, excerpts:
Vorwort, Orainville, Von Bazancourt bis Hattonchâtel, Der Auftakt der Sommeroffensive; Mein letzter Sturm.

In Stahlgewittern (Gesamttext) als pdf auf der Kurswikiseite
Auch lesen:
Spiegelgespräch - Ernst Jünger (1987)

Ernst Jandl, schtzngrmm

17Submit response paper
In Stahlgewittern


Auch lesen:
Spiegelgespräch - Ernst Jünger (1987);
Nachruf der Zeit;

Ernst Jandl, schtzngrmm




20.10.
Di
18. Submit response paper In Stahlgewittern
Brecht, Mutter Courage
18. Brecht, Mutter Courage
22.10.
Do
19. Brecht, Mutter Courage

19. Brecht, Mutter Courage
Submit response paper Mutter Courage

27.10.
Di
20. Brecht, Mutter Courage 20. Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa und andere Erzählungen

29.10.
Do

21. Brecht, Mutter Courage
Submit response paper Mutter Courage

21. Böll, Der Engel schwieg
Submit response paper, Böll
Sebald, Luftkrieg und Literatur
3.11.
Di

22. Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa und andere Erzählungen


22.  Kluge, Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945
Sebald, Luftkrieg und Literatur
Submit response paper Sebald
5.11.
Do

23Böll, Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa und andere Erzählungen

23. Kluge, Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945
Submit response paper, Kluge

10.11.
Di
24. Submit response paper Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa 24. Grass, Im Krebsgang
Interview mit Günter Grass (Dez. 1999)
12.11
Do.

25. Nöstlinger, Maikäfer
SUBMIT Book Review

25. Grass, Im Krebsgang
Submit response paper Im Krebsgang
17.11.
Di
26. Nöstlinger, Maikäfer  26. Julia Franck, Die Mittagsfrau
19. 11.
Do
27. Nöstlinger, Maikäfer

27. Article Review 2
Julia Franck, Die Mittagsfrau
24.11.
 THANKSGIVING
THANKSGIVING
26.11.

THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING
1.12.
Di
28. Nöstlinger, Maikäfer
Submit response paper Maikäfer
28. Julia Franck, Die Mittagsfrau
Submit response paper
Die Mittagsfrau
3.12.
Do

29. READ also: Review of Vonnegut's novelSlaughterhouse-Five; Bombardierung von Dresden.

Salman Rushdie, "What Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five Tells Us Now" (The New Yorker, June 3 2019)

29. READ also: Review of Vonnegut's novelSlaughterhouse-Five; Bombardierung von Dresden.

Salman Rushdie, "What Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five Tells Us Now" (The New Yorker, June 3 2019)

SUBMIT Book Review

8.12. Abgabetermin
Essay (schriftliche Hausarbeit)

Sie können Ihre Arbeit auch früher einreichen.
(You may submit your materials via email IF you make personal arrangements with me and I approve it.)
Abgabetermin
Essay (schriftliche Hausarbeit)

Sie können Ihre Arbeit auch früher einreichen.
(You may submit your materials via email IF you make personal arrangements with me and I approve it.)
 

TEXTE (Auswahl):

Autor Text Links
Anonym
Hildebrandslied
 Engl. translation; mehr ahd Texte;
Anonym Rolandslied
 
Anonym Nibelungenlied
 
Wolfram von Eschenbach Willehalm
 
Varia Kreuzzugsdichtung (~ 1200 - 1400)  
Anonym Warhaffttige: Zeyttungen Von der Belegerung vnnd eynemung der Statt Neuß [...], (1586) auf "PDF- Dokument anzeigen" klicken!  
Peter Suchenwirt
Peter Suchenwirt's Werke aus dem vierzehnten Jahrhunderte : ein Beytrag zur Zeit- und Sittengeschichte siehe Kapitel 4 (Von hertzog Albrechts ritterschaft) zum Kapf gegen Preussen und Litauer (~1380)  
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
Der Abentheuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch (1668)
The Simplicissimus Project - The Adventurous Simplicissimus (Engl.)

XLibris;
XLibris Kurzinhalt;  
Über Grimmelshausens Simplicissimus. - Ringvorlesung Uni Kiel: Romane von der Antike bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. pdf;
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek - Lit zu Grimmelshausen;

Andreas Gryphius
Tränen des Vaterlands (1636)  
Daniel Casper von Lohenstein
Cleopatra (1661)  
Daniel Casper von Lohenstein Arminius und Thusnelda (1689)  
Martin Opitz
Trostgedichte in Widerwärtigkeit des Krieges (1633)  
Maurus Friesenegger
Tagebuch aus dem 30jährigen Krieg: Nach einer Handschrift im Kloster Andechs (1627-1648)  Leseprobe (pdf)
Peter Hagendorf
Ein Söldnerleben im Dreißigjährigen Krieg (Auszug, pdf) (1627-1633) Buchbesprechung:
Jan Peters (Hrsg.): Ein Söldnerleben im Dreißigjährigen Krieg (GEO);
Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim
Preußischen Kriegslieder in den Feldzügen 1756 und 1757 von einem Grenadier
()
 
Paul Gerhardt
Neujahrsgesang ()  
Matthias Claudius Kriegslied (1782)  
Friedrich von Schiller Wallenstein (Wallensteins Lager , Die Piccolomini, Wallensteins Tod) (1799)
 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Kampagne in Frankreich (1792)  
Heinrich von Kleist Die Hermannsschlacht ()pdf
Die Hermannsschlacht
 
Carl von Clausewitz
Vom Kriege (1832) pdf

Bertha von Suttner Die Waffen nieder! (1889)  
Theodor Fontane Vor dem Sturm (1878)  
Rainer Maria Rilke Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke (1899)  
Erich Maria Remarque Im Westen nichts Neues
()
 
Ernst Jünger In Stahlgewittern
()
 
Georg Trakl Grodek ()  
Karl Kraus Die letzten Tage der Menschheit (1922)
 
Bertolt Brecht Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (1939) Links zum Text;
Arnold Zweig Erziehung vor Verdun
()
 
Alexander Döblin Wallenstein
()
 
Ricarda Huch Der Dreißigjährige Krieg  
Hans Carossa Tagebuch im Kriege (Rumänisches Tagebuch)  
Hartlaub Im Sperrkreis. Aufzeichnungen aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg 1950  
Wolfgang Borchert Draußen vor der Tür ()  
Erich Kästner Sergeant Waurich ()  
Dieter Noll Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1960)
 
Günter Grass Die Blechtrommel ()  
Heinrich Böll Der Engel schwieg ()

Heinrich Böll Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa
()
 
Heinrich Böll Wo warst du, Adam?
()
 
Hans Erich Nossack
Der Untergang (1961)

Alexander Kluge
Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945 (1977)

Christa Wolf Kassandra (1983)
 
W. G. Sebald Luftkrieg und Literatur (1999)  
Christine Nöstlinger Maikäfer, flieg! (1973)
 
Dieter Forte Der Junge mit den blutigen Schuhen (1995)
W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (2001)
Jörg Friedrich Der Brand. Deutschland im Bombenkrieg 1940-1945 (2002)  
Günter Grass Im Krebsgang (2002)
 
Anonyma Eine Frau in Berlin (2003)
 
Tanja Drückers Himmelskörper (2003)
 
Uwe Timm Am Beispiel meines Bruders (2003)
 
Walter Kempowski Alles umsonst (2006)
 
Bernhard Schlink Die Heimkehr (2006)
 
Julia Franck Die Mittagsfrau (2007)
Herta Müller
Die Atemschaukel (2009)

Arno Surminski Winter Fünfundvierzig oder Die Frauen von Palmnicken (2010)
 
Olga Grjasnowa
Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (2012)

Jenny Erpenbeck Gehen, ging, gegangen (2015)

SPRICHWÖRTER
Krieg sät Krieg.
Krieg frisst Gold und scheißt Kieselsteine.
Wer Krieg predigt, ist des Teufels Feldprediger.
Nach dem Kriege stellen sich viele Helden ein.

Böser Nachbar, ewiger Krieg.


SPRACHE UND WÖRTERBÜCHER
LEO Deutsch-Englisch-Deutsch
Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, ausführlichstes Wörterbuch zur deutschen Sprache
Mittelhochdeutsches Handwörterbuch von Matthias Lexer
Mittelhochdeutsche Wörterbuch von Georg Friedrich Benecke, Wilhelm Müller und Friedrich Zarncke (=BMZ)
Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch ausgezeichnetes Wörterbuch, besonders für Fachsprachen
Was ist die deutsche Sprache? CD- 2, Frühneuhochdeutsch (Prof.Dr. Karl-Dieter Bünting, Uni Essen) Klicken und hören!

MITTELALTER
Literatur des Mittelalters (750 -1500) Epochenübersicht
Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters erster Überblick
Kursmaterialien zur Seite oben vermittelt Grundlagen
Literaturgeschichte des Mittelalter ein kurzer Überblick (Spickzettel)
Spätmittelalter

FRÜHE NEUZEIT: Europa im 16. Jahrhundert
Quellenautopsien Datenbank: Europäische Geschichte Historisches Seminar München
Early Maps mit Regina Europa
Druckgraphische Buchillustrationen des 15. Jh. hervorragende Quelle für Illustrationen
Media History Timeline, 15th / 16th century
Erfinder und Meister

WEITERE EPOCHEN / LITERATURGESCHICHTEN / BIOGRAPHIEN
Literaturepochen (Literaturwelt) ausführlicher guter Überblick
Literaturepochen (Vocke) kürzer
Literarische Epochen von 1600 bis 1933 (Xlibris) ausgezeichnet und ausführlich, leider erst ab 1600
Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie informiert über bedeutende Personen, die vor dem Jahr 1900 verstorben sind


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