German Studies, Intercultural
The course will centre on the empirical and theoretical study of contemporary German cultural processes and on the detailed analysis of selected works of German literature. The course will be divided into three modules. Students will be expected to take parallel courses in empirical and critical literary theory in Module 1 and in intercultural literary and empirical case studies in Module 2. Module 3 will include fieldwork in either Scotland or Germany and preparation for the final 15,000 word dissertation.
The course centres on detailed textual study of selected works of German thinkers in three main areas: cultural critique, society, psychology. The teaching programme conducted mainly in seminars. Subjects include: Kant; Schiller; Goethe; Fichte; Schelling; Hegel; Schopenhauer; Nietzsche; Heidegger; Freud; Jung; Rank; Marx; Simmel; Weber; Adorno; Horkheimer; Benjamin; Habermas.