GERST 6235

GERST 6235

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Critical-aesthetic models about the role of art and literature in the search for the  active, good, or just life are increasingly under pressure by the conditions of late capitalism, which assimilates ideas that once promised alternative ways of seeing or being: intensity, (a) liveness, singularity, presentness, fiction, documentation, subversion, even contemporaneity, autonomy, or action/activism have  become norms for self-formation and team-work, for erasing the present by banking on futures. This seminar explores recent critical debates in German-speaking literary and art theory responding to this conundrum, attempting to rethink temporalities; notions of action and passivity; movements and collectives; the tension between autonomy and heteronomy; realism, fiction, facts, and documents. We will also investigate contemporary poetry and theater as major sites of experimentation.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6033

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16947GERST 6235  LEC 001

  • Taught in English.