GERST 6720

GERST 6720

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

With the end of the cold war and the growth of globalization, new questions and anxieties arise about "the future" in German culture and European life in an interconnected and precarious world, about utopia, hope, progress, optimism, potential, and predictability in public life, virtual worlds, and critical thought.  This historical juncture serves as a springboard to reflect on the analytical yield of "futurity" as a key concept for understanding German-speaking cultures over time, their contributions to intellectual history, and interdisciplinary German Studies in relation to the humanities and social sciences today. Selected readings are exemplary rather than comprehensive and focus on literature, philosophy, and critical theories of language and history. The future of German Studies will be one of the many "futures" to be discussed.  

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: reading knowledge of German and graduate status or permission of instructor required.

Comments Discussion in English.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17233 GERST 6720   SEM 101

    • R Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Adelson, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.