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Topics in German Studies

Germanic Languages And Literatures 4105 - Spring 2019

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

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Topics in German Studies
INSTRUCTOR: Beals
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