Critical Theory Revisited (GER 183)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2008

Introduction to one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century. Special attention will be paid to the literary history that has anticipated some of its thoughts. Excerpts of Adorno's aesthetic theory and a selection of his essays will be contextualized with texts by Goethe, Eichendorff and others; Benjamin's writings will be discussed along with works by Brecht and Kafka.