In this course we will read several major works by Franz Kafka, as well as works by other authors of his day such as Franz Werfel, Robert Musil, and Else Lasker-Schüler. The aim of the course will be to understand Kafka not as the sui generis, solipsistic author he is often thought to be, but rather as a writer deeply connected to his particular historical moment and literary milieu. We will also discuss the reception of Kafka's works both during his lifetime and after his death, considering a variety of critical approaches to his writings. All readings, discussions, and written work will be in German. Prerequisites: German 302D and 340C/D or 341/341D or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: EN HAS HUMAS LCDAS LSAS WI IFA HUMAR HUM
Section 01Topics in German Studies
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