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Critics of Civilisation (12 points)


Leader: A Fliethmann

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit deals with major contributions to a central debate within German cultural and intellectual life concerning the value and status of mainstream German and Western cultural traditions. Reading the `cultural critics' from Heine to Adorno opens up a key and controversial dimension to German intellectual history.

Assessment: Two essays in German (1000 words each): 25% + Two essays on German texts (2500 words each): 50% + Two examinations (1 hour each): 25%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (3 x seminars) per week

Prerequisites: Advanced German Studies 3, part 2 or above; or equivalent

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