What's Right and What's Left? Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Politics in Inter-War Europe|
Spring 2015 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