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Kafka and Viennese Modernism
GERM 383 FA
This course will focus on a relatively neglected but important framework for understanding Kafka's work in context: Viennese Modernism. Readings will explore analogies and interactions related to literary impressionism
psychoanalysis and its early literary applications (Freud, Rank, Stekel, Wittels), satire and aphoristic form (Karl Kraus), anti-ornamentalism and classical form (the polemical essays of the architect Adolf Loos),
art (Kokoschka, Kubin, Schiele, Gerstl), and cinema (THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI).
Kafka,"Beschreibung eines Kampfes," "Das Urteil," "Die Verwandlung," "Ein Bericht fuer eine Akademie," "Ein Hungerkuenstler," "Josephine die Saengerin, oder das Volk der Maeuse," "Beim Bau der Chinesischen
Peter Altenberg, "Parabel," "Der
Affe Peter," "Eine Hungerkuenstlerin"
Karl Kraus, "Er ist doch e Jud," "Heine und die Folgen," aphorisms, LITERATUR
Adolf Loos, "Ornament und Verbrechen" and other essays
DAS KABINETT DES DR. CALIGARI
Mark Anderson, KAFKA'S CLOTHES
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four short papers; one research paper.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
GRST214 OR GRST217 OR (WUPG251 AND WUPG252)
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Lensing,Leo A.
- Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: FISK412;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: UNL)
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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