Prof. Dr. Nicolas Witschi

Sommersemester 1999/2000

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Landeskunde/Cultural Studies

American Documentary Films

Nanook of the North   The River   Don't Look Back   The Atomic Café   Roger & Me   Incident at Oglala   Bob Roberts  


Henry David Thoreau's Walden

The following texts should be available at Pustet's:

  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden (Norton Critical Edition)
  • Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
  • Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • Lawrence Buell, The Environmental Imagination


Literary and Visual Culture in the 1930s

The following texts should be available at Pustet's:

  • John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • James Agee & Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Further readings in drama and poetry will come from The Heath Anthology of American Literature (v.2) and The Norton Anthology of American Literature (v.2).
We shall also be screening several films from the era.

Wintersemester 1999/2000

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