Kafka and Viennese Modernism|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course will focus on a relatively neglected but important framework for understanding Kafka's work in context: Viennese modernism. Readings will explore analogies and interactions related to literary impressionism (Altenberg), psychoanalysis and its early literary applications (Freud, Rank, Stekel, Wittels), satire and aphoristic form (Karl Kraus), anti-ornamentalism and classical form (the polemical essays of the architect Adolf Loos), expressionist art (Kokoschka, Kubin, Schiele, Gerstl), and cinema (THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: GRST214 OR GRST217 OR (GRST251S AND GRST252S)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GRST-MN)
Kafka,"Beschreibung eines Kampfes," "Das Urteil," "Die Verwandlung," "Ein Bericht fuer eine Akademie," "Ein Hungerkuenstler," "Josephine die Saengerin, oder das Volk der Maeuse," "Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer"
Peter Altenberg, "Parabel," "Der Affe Peter," "Eine Hungerkuenstlerin"
Karl Kraus, "Er ist doch e Jud," "Heine und die Folgen," aphorisms, LITERATUR
Adolf Loos, "Ornament und Verbrechen" and other essays
DAS KABINETT DES DR. CALIGARI (film)
Mark Anderson, KAFKA'S CLOTHES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short papers; one research paper.
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