Description
KAFKA AND THE MODERN WORLD
Kafka's major works are examined both formally and thematically with reference to the modernist tradition. Recurring issues include authority, alienation, mass society, guilt and punishment, truth, and writing. Regular assignments from the secondary literature introduce students to central questions of literary criticism and theory. Essays by Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud further elaborate the cultural context in which Kafka's texts were produced. All readings are in German.
Details
Grading Basis
Satisfactory/No Credit
Units
1
Component
Practicum - Required
Course Attributes
Literature
Pmathic Ctext: Humanistic
Offering
Course
GER 1410
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Germanic Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
CREQ: GER 1510 or ENGLIT 1510
Typically Offered
Fall