GM 063 Triumphs and Failings of Modern Man (Fall/Spring: 3)

Cross Listed with EN084.05
Satisfies Literature Core Requirement
Conducted in English with all texts in English translation.
Counts toward German major, German minor, and German Studies minor.

This course focuses on a number of themes that characterize human existence in our time but are at the same time perennial themes: death, life, illness, suffering, war, and the role of the scientist in the modern world. Twentieth century German, Swiss, and Austrian writers will be discussed. The following works will be discussed in class: Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain; Sigmund Freud, An Outline of Psychoanalysis; Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front; Wolfgang Borchert, The Man Outside; Heinrich Böll, Stories; and Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The Physicists.
Christoph Eykman

Last Updated: 18-JAN-13