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GER 453 Theories of Literary and Cultural Analysis

Course guide to support GER 453 Theories of Literary and Cultural Analysis taught by Matt Erlin (Fall 2012)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: HOW DO I SEARCH UMLAUTS AND ß?

  • You do not need to include umlauts (ä, ö, ü) when searching. "Boll" will retrieve both "Böll" and "Boll".
  • Subsitute "ss" for ß. For example, "muß" should be searched for as "muss".

 

Q: HOW DO I SEARCH FOR CRITICISM FOR A PARTICULAR AUTHOR OR WORK

  • For general criticism, search the author's first and last name and "criticism" as subject keyword. All general criticism is listed under [Last name, First name] -- Criticism and interpretation. (For example, Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation.)
  • Criticism on a particular title are listed under the author's name and the original title of the work. For example, for Mann's Magic Mountain: Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Zauberberg.)
  • Also try keyword searches for more hits.

Q: HOW DO I FIND COMPLETE OR COLLECTED WORKS ("sämtliche Werke", "gesammelte Werke")

Q: HOW DO I FIND AN ESSAY, SHORT STORY, OR A CHAPTER IN A BOOK?

  • Try a TITLE search of the essay or chapter title. If this doesn't work, try a KEYWORD search. 
  • If this is a literary essay or a short story, search for the COMPLETE