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GERM 1063 Triumphs and Failings of Modern Man (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In this seminar students are invited to explore the variety and complexity of modernism through German literature, film, and art. Our aim is to understand how such works gave voice to the triumphs and failings of humankind at a time of dislocation, upheaval, radical change, and seemingly limitless possibility. Readings include works by Nietzsche, Rilke, Kafka, Mann, Freud, and Keun and screenings include films by Lang, Murnau, Wiene, and Sagan.


Instructor(s): Daniel Bowles

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in English with all texts in English translation.
Counts toward German major, German minor, and German Studies minor.


Last Updated: 02-Mar-18