What's Right and What's Left? Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Politics in Inter-War Europe|
Spring 2014 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This course will move between Italy, France, and Germany in an attempt to define and understand the relation between right and left wing politics in modern European intellectual and cultural production up until World War II. Using Zeev Sternhell's NEITHER RIGHT NOR LEFT as a reference point we will attempt to construct our own "fascist minimum" and to analyze the political trajectories of a number of figures from left to right and vice-versa. We will also attempt to understand the perceived political, social, and cultural crisis of the inter-war period and the appeals of fascism, Nazism, and socialism in response to this "crisis".
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None