GERMAN 731 - Cultural and Historical Analysis
Section: 003 Temporalities and Premodernities
Term: FA 2018
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

The human experience of time, while a basic condition of our existence, is anything but uniform or homogeneous. As a rule, we live in different times simultaneously – liturgical time, astronomical time, interactional time, to name but a few. Put differently, how we divide, conceptualize or narrate time, and order or measure time varies. This basic insight into the heterogeneity of humans’ relation to time has spawned a spate of new projects in recent years. Many of these have begun the important work of challenging the presumed opposition between the future-oriented, unidirectional time of the modern present and the supposedly cyclical or apocalyptic understanding of time before the advent of modernity. This seminar—addressing both theories of time and the lived experience of different kinds of time—advances this work by tackling the multiform temporalities operative in premodern texts and cultural practices. We will survey imaginative literature, historiography, visual art, social forms, and institutional structures. This interdisciplinary seminar is intended as a forum for the discussion of the literature on times, temporalities, and time regimes before 1800.

Course Requirements:

GERMAN 731 - Cultural and Historical Analysis
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
26581
Open
14
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
30747
Open
14
 
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
30748
Open
1
 
5
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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