German 391

Studies in German Theory I: Introduction to Critical Theory

Full course for one semester. This class explores post-Kantian conceptions of critique and their significance for the analysis of fascism, mass culture, and the politics of the artwork. We will focus on the notion of literature as a socially progressive force. We will also consider the intersections of psychoanalysis and Marxism. Authors include Kant, Friedrich Schlegel, Hegel, Marx, Büchner, Freud, Benjamin, Adorno, Celan, Heiner Müller, and Derrida. Conducted in English. Students taking the course for German credit will meet in extra sessions. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 391.

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