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GERM 365 - Kafka: Gods, Animals, and Other Species of Modernity


This course approaches Kafka’s work both as a case for literary analysis and as a text that reveals insights into modernity - the historical era characterized by capitalism, secularization, the nation-state, increasing bureaucratization, the commodification of art, the development of technology and media. In addition to reading closely a selection of Kafka’s short stories and exerpts from his novels, we shall also read some influential commentaries on his work, as well as texts that address major phenomena that characterize modernity. Taught in German. Prerequisite(s):  , GERM 309  or the equivalent Offered spring semester of even-numbered years. (4 Credits)