Comparative Literature | Existentialism & the Literature of the Absurd
C347 | 1224 | Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston


Second Eight Weeks Only
TWR 11:15-12:30	
TR	BH 321
W       KH 200
carries COAS cultural studies and A & H credit

This course will study existentialism not as a Philosophy but as a "
timeless sensibility" (Kaufmann) preoccupied with questions that arise
from the human condition, such as suffering, death, dread, despair,
guilt and responsibility.  This existentialist sensibility is  present
in the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre and others, as well as
in the fiction of Dostoevsky, Kafka, Camus, Unamuno, and much  of what
is generally known as the "theatre of the absurd,"  including Jarry,
Beckett and Ionesco.  There will be two in-class quizzes and two take
-home essay exams.