2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GERM 220 - Global Freud

This course provides an introduction to Freud’s thinking, especially on literary and cultural topics. Reading his writing in conjunction with literary texts from a variety of cultural backgrounds, we will focus on the ways in which authors, artists, musicians and film makers from around the world have used Freud’s insights and try to determine in what ways his thoughts translate globally. Besides Freud’s 1909 Clark lectures, we will read his writings on Oedipus, hysteria, repression, the uncanny, melancholia, religion and civilization. Alongside these works, we will read writings by such authors of world literature as Sophocles, Hoffmann, Jelinek, Puig and Mishima.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered in Fall 2009

Placement Guidelines
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