Dec 11, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GER 241 - Kafka and the Kafkaesque

This course examines Kafka’s life and major works in the historical and social context of early-20th-century Central Europe. Central themes are: generational conflicts, the function of humor and parody in his writings, modernity in and as crisis, the figure of the outsider as well as the “foreign,” the eccentric, the illogical, the uncanny”Òthe Kafkaesque. Several film adaptations that attempt to visualize Kafka’s imaginative depths will also be studied.

Credits 1

Course is taught in English


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars