21F.017 Germany and its European Context

Fall 2002

Map of Europe.
Map of Europe. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

Course Highlights

This course features a comprehensive set of lecture notes.

Course Description

This course focuses on main currents in contemporary German literary and visual culture. Taking Nietzsche's thought as a point of departure, students will survey the dialectics of tradition and modernity in both Germany and other European countries, particularly the UK, France, Denmark, and Poland. Primary works are drawn from literature, cinema, art, and performance, including works by Peter Sloterdijk, Thomas Vinterberg, and Michel Houellebecq.
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Prof. Charity Scribner

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session