German 287. Literature on Trial: Kafka in Paris

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Top of stack of books installation at Bebelplatz, Berlin

Day/Time

F 12:45-2:45pm

Instructor

Hamilton

The seminar engages in a close study of Kafka’s major stories and novels, diaries and correspondence; and how this body of work was received, explicated and interpreted by key figures in post-war France: Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Lacan, Deleuze & Guattari, Jacques Derrida, and others.

 

Course Notes: Readings in German and French, with English translations available. Discussion in English. This course is equivalent to CompLit 212. Credit may be earned for CompLit 212 or German 287, but not both.