Calendar

LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction
2 Siegert, Hubertus. Berlin Babylon. (In-class screening)

Pinder, John. "What the EU is for," "Single Market, Single Currency," and "The EU and the Rest of Europe."

Nietzsche, Friedrich. "The Four Great Errors."
3 Byatt, A. S. Babel Tower.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. "The 'Improvers of Mankind'"
4 Byatt, A. S. Babel Tower.

Noble, Michael J. "A Tower of Tongues."
5 Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the Advantages and Disadvantages of History for Life.
6 Hermann, Judith. "This Side of the Oder."

Kristeva, Julia. "Europe Divided: Politics, Ethics, Religion."
7 Schulze, Ingo. Simple Stories.

Wolf, Christa. "The Leftover Baggage of German History: Correspondence with Jürgen Habermas."
8 Wolf, Christa. Cassandra 3-138.

Bahro, Rudolf. "From Red to Green: Industrialism and Cultural Revolution."
9 Strauß, Botho. "Idiots of the Immediate."

Sloterdijk, Peter. "Cynicism — The Twilight of False Consciousness."
10 Vinterberg, Thomas. The Celebration. (In-class screening)

Aspects of Dogma: p.o.v.

Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?"
11 Houellebecq, Michel. The Elementary Particles.

Piper, Andrew. "Project Übermensch: German Intellectuals Confront Genetic Engineering."
12 Beuys, Joseph. Artworks. (In-class screening)

Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. "Beuys: The Twilight of the Idol."
13 Kristeva, Julia. "Europhilia-Europhobia."