What's Right and What's Left? Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Politics in Interwar Europe|
Fall 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 interwar 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