Get this from a library! Essay writing in German : a student's guide. [W V Davies]
McCarthy, John A. (1989), Crossing Boundaries: A Theory and History of Essay Writing in German, 1680-1815, Filadelfia, University of Pennsylvania.
The sheer profusion of critical discourses on the essay that McCarthy cites may astonish the Anglo-American scholar, resigned to much sparser literature on the “fourth genre” (12). The curious endgame of this impressive study is that twentieth-century theory is actively used as entry points but then revealed to be already anticipated by essayistic writing in Germany in the period in question.
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Lecture, three hours. Taught in German. Development of advanced speaking skills and thorough grounding in essay writing in German by considering issues of style, structure, grammar, and vocabulary. Introduction to contemporary German cinema to expose students to slice of German (and European) culture and history, with focus on notion of boundary. Examination of different types of boundaries and borders (e.g., physical borders between countries; boundaries created by various political ideologies; socially created boundaries of class, race, and gender; boundary between memory and experience), ways in which people cross them, and their reasons for these transgressions. Analysis of movies to better understand various cinematic techniques. P/NP or letter grading.McCarthy, John A., Crossing Boundaries: A Theory and History of Essay Writing in German, 1680–1815, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989 van der Laan, James M., “The German Essay of the Eighteenth Century: Mirror of Its Age,” Lessing Yearbook 18 (1986): 179–96