Germany and its European Context

A multi-colored map with national capitals and secondary cities marked.

Map of Europe. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

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MIT Course Number

21F.017

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Undergraduate

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Course 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.

Scribner, Charity. 21F.017 Germany and its European Context, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/global-studies-and-languages/21f-017-germany-and-its-european-context-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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