The Discipline of Germanistik: A Historical Survey


A study of trends in scholarly criticism within the context of German culture and politics beginning in the 1810s with the origins of Germanistik as a university discipline. Topics may include: the invention of philology and the romantic enterprise; positivism and Geistesgeschichte; the politics of Germanistik, 1933-45; Germanistik in Europe and the United States after 1945. 3 units.