Jugend und Popkulturen? Was heißt das denn...?
Is literature the domain of youth? This conversation and composition course investigates the representations and misrepresentations of youth and popular cultures in contemporary Germany. During the semester we will explore youth and popular cultures by way of a novel, short stories, poems, essays, Internet articles, songs, and films. As we compare youth cultures past and present as well as those in Germany and the United States by writing blogs, journals, and essays, we will simultaneously test how fictional and non-fictional materials represent and misrepresent the idea of youth as something fleeting, bound to the 20th-21st centuries, and superficial.