German 119c. Great Works, Short Texts: German Theory

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Panorama of Rome

Day/Time

M 3-5 pm

Instructor

Burgard

Close reading of short theoretical texts (< 25 pages per week) by Luther, Lessing, Goethe, Kant, Novalis, Schlegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Kraus, Simmel, Freud, Benjamin, Adorno, and Kittler. While class meetings in this seminar focus entirely on the careful analysis of these outstanding texts in the German intellectual tradition, there will be ancillary reading to help students situate them in the history of German culture.

Course notes: Readings in German, discussions in English.