21F.017 Germany and its European Context

As taught in: Fall 2002

A multi-colored map with national capitals and secondary cities marked.

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

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Charity Scribner

Course Features

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.