German 242. German Philhellenism: From Winckelmann to Heidegger 18th-century to present

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

German 242

Day/Time

F 12:45-2:45pm

Instructor

Hamilton

Topics include the relation of epic to German national identity; originality; genius and tradition; pedagogy and revolution; the formation of the lyrical subject and concepts of the modern vates; representations of the classical body; Dionysus and tragedy; Mutterrecht; the rise of Antiquarianism, philology, and classical scholarship.

Course Notes: Readings and discussions in English; students with language proficiency read texts in the original. Also offered as Comparative Literature 242, but credit may be earned for only one of these