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2018 Summer
* GER 313G (LA)   na, npdf

Modernism and its Opponents

Joel B. Lande

This seminar examines progressive and conservative trends in literature and visual art during the early decades of the twentieth century. By focusing on controversial ideas and forms, we shall seek to understand the internal complexity of modernist phase. Particular attention will be paid to the interlacement of aesthetics and politics, especially in Munich itself, which stood at the center of the most adventuresome as well as the bleakest projects in twentieth-century German cultural history.

Sample reading list:
Thomas Mann, Mario und der Zauberer
Wassily Kandinsky et al., Der blaue Reiter
Tanja Malycheva and Isabel Wünsche (ed.), Mariane von Werferin und die Künstlerinnen in ihrem Kreis
Oskar Maria Graf, Minutengeschichten
Frank Wedekind, Frühlings Erwachen
Carl Schmitt, Der Wert des Staates und die Bedeutung des Einzelnen

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings 50 pages per seminar meeting. Two short papers.

Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 35%

Other information:
This class will meet from 6/4/18 to 6/27/18.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
10081 C01 TBA        Enrolled:9 Limit:12