Religious and Philosophical Readings in Kafka|
Spring 2009 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Kafka, F., THE TRIAL
Kafka, F., THE METAMORPHOSIS
Kafka, F., LETTER TO HIS FATHER
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four short papers, take home final exam.