GERM 3660 Love, Death and Sexuality from the Middle Ages to the Baroque

The focus of this course will be the representation of love, death and sexuality in German culture from the Middle Ages to the Thirty Years War. Selected works of literature, music and art will be examined (e.g. 'Tristan,' 'Parzival,' Faustus, works by Drer, Holbein). Topics to be addressed include mysticism, Reformation and Counter Reformation; economic expansion; cartography; witchcraft and nationalism.