Have you always wanted to study German literature but dared not do it alone? This course will give you the opportunity to explore six well-known authors whose works have influenced and inspired generations of readers far beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Starting with Lessing’s classical drama Nathan the Wise, we will then read Kafka, Böll, Bachmann, Wolf, and Kluger’s internationally acclaimed memoir Still Alive. Marion Gerlind, originally from Hamburg, Germany, has taught German language, literature, and culture at college and community settings in both Germany and the states for more than 20 years. She is the founder of the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies in Oakland.