Literature and Violence in the 20th Century (GER 190)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2007

Examines how literature reflects violence, but also how violence stimulates new aesthetics throughout the 20th century. Authors include Junger, Kafka, Muller, Artaud. Close readings of their texts will be accompanied by discussions of theoretical reflections on violence: Freud, Benjamin, Girard and others.