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Andreas Kilcher: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher
FieldLiterature and Cultural Studies
Address
Literatur- u. Kulturwiss., Kilcher
ETH Zürich, RZ H 1.2
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 79 20
E-mailakilcher@ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0125-78LNon-Conceptual Thinking: Philosophy As Literature3 credits2SM. Hampe, A. Kilcher
AbstractLiterature and Philosophy are usually distinguished from each other by the following difference: Philosophy supposedly uses a language of abstract concepts whereas literature tells stories and uses metaphors. Looking more closely reveals that philosophy is operating not at all purely conceptual and without metaphors. Metaphorical texts that tell stories in philosophy are subject of this course.
ObjectiveStudents should learn about the different types of argumentative and non-argumentative texts. They should learn to understand the descriptive and critical value of non-argumentative texts that operate at the boarder between philosophy and literature.
851-0300-60LFranz Kafka. Modernism's Literary Knowledge3 credits2VA. Kilcher
AbstractThe course offers an overview of Kafka's texts while revealing a twofold perspective. On the one hand, the text as a literary composition occupies central stage; at the same time, however, the aim is to understand the interrelatedness of these texts with cultural, political, economical and literary discourse of Kafka's time.
Objective1) Students are acquainted with Kafka's texts; 2) students are familiar with the historical, cultural and political contexts of Kafka's work; 3) students gain insight in Kafka's process of writing; 4) students gain insight into the nature of knowledge of Kafka's texts.
862-0089-04LAdvanced Colloquium in Literary Studies (FS 2019) Restricted registration - show details
Colloquium is designed for advanced and graduated students.
2 credits1KA. Kilcher
AbstractThe colloquium addresses advanced and graduate students. First, it offers participants the opportunity to present their own research projects (work in progress); and, second, it provides a most fruitful space to discuss methodological, theoretical and systematic complex issues.
ObjectiveThe colloquium addresses advanced and graduate students. First, it offers participants the opportunity to present their own research projects (work in progress); and, second, it provides a most fruitful space to discuss methodological, theoretical and systematic complex issues.