Existentialism in Film and Literature|
Spring 2014 not offered
This lecture course examines the intellectual history of existentialism through specific works of literature, film, and philosophy. By reading works of philosophy and literature by figures such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Kafka, and Dostovesky, as well as viewing films such as "The Third Man," "Breathless," and "Fight Club," we will provide an introduction into the key attributes and questions that characterize existential philosophy as well as the historical circumstances that inform its distinct incarnations.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Readings may include: Beckett, Dostoevsky, Heidegger, Kafka, Kierkegaard, Lacan, Nietzsche, Sartre, Melville.
Films may include: The Third Man, Breathless, Fight Club
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams and one final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at screenings of required films.