Germanic Languages | Studies in German Authors
G416 | 2806 | Prof. Mitchell
G416 Studies in German Authors (3 cr) Topic: Kafka
This course will deal with the life and works of Franz Kafka
(1883-1924). Cultural and historical background material on the
Austro-Hungarian Empire will be provided in lectures, as well as an
overview of Kafka's three long, unfinished novels. We will read a
number of short stories and
parables by Kafka, including "Ein Landarzt," "Auf der Galerie," Ein
Bericht für eine Akademie," "In der Strafkolonie," and "Ein
Hungerkünstler." There will be a mid-term and a final exam.
Required texts: Franz Kafka: _Das Urteil_ und andere Erzählungen,
Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag.