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Academic Year 2005/2006
Religious and Philosophical Readings in Kafka
RELI 497 SP
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
Kafka's shorts stories, novels, his parables and aphorisms and portions of his diary.
Kafka, F., THE TRIAL
Kafka, F., THE METAMORPHOSIS
Kafka, F., LETTER TO HIS FATHER
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four short papers, take home final exam.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
For questions regarding RELI497 contact Jeremy Zwelling at email@example.com
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- Instructor(s): Gelber,Mark H.
- Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: RSCSEM;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- SR. major: 2 Jr. major: 2
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 3 SO: 3 FR: 2
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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