German texts 2

Course Code :1106FLWTLD
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Vivian Liska

3. Course contents *

After an introductory overview of the literary and historical context of Kafka's oeuvre, a selection of stories will be explained and interpreted. Starting from a variety of perspectives - philosophical, sociological, psycho-analytical, rhetorical - the course will discuss these different approaches and compare them with each other in order to reveal both the complexity of Kafka's oeuvre and the scope of the potential of literary criticism. Special attention will be paid to the Jewish dimension of Kafka's oeuvre.