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Religious and Philosophical Readings in Kafka

RELI 497
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: GRST 274, GELT 274
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies
Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies

This course attempts to analyze Kafka as a religious thinker and philosophical writer. Consideration will be given to readings of Kafka as a proto-existentialist (Camus, Sarte), as a Holocaust prophet (Lawrence Langer), as a disciple of Jewish mysticism and Hasidic thought (Buber, Scholem), as a spiritual and practical Zionist, and also as a proponent of a negative theology (Walter Benjamin). Required readings include a broad selection of Kafka's shorts stories, novels, his parables and aphorisms, and portions of his diary.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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