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Germany and its European Context


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Prof. Charity Scribner

Categories
Languages, Humanities

Format
Mixed

Language
English

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.