Andreas Kilcher: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016
|Name||Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher|
|Field||Literature and Cultural Studies|
Literatur- u. Kulturwiss., Kilcher
ETH Zürich, RZ H 1.2
|Telephone||+41 44 632 79 20|
|Department||Humanities, Social and Political Sciences|
|851-0300-60L||Franz Kafka. Modernism's Literary Knowledge||3 credits||2V||A. Kilcher|
|Abstract||The 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.|
|Objective||1) 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.|
|851-0301-03L||Goethe: Literature and Natural Science||3 credits||2S||A. Kilcher|
|Abstract||In addition to literature, Goethe immersed himself in studies of geology, physics and botany. In combining empirical methods with speculations, he conceived a holistic concept of nature. We will analyze and contextualize this concept as to its epistemic status, but also with regard to Goethe's literary works ("Faust", "Wahlverwandschaft", "Weltallroman").|
|Objective||- Analysis of Goethe's writings on the natural sciences|
- historical contextualization of these writings around 1800
- understand epistemic connection between Goethe's literary and scientific work
- understand the relation between literature and science with the methods of the history and poetics of knowledge
- Goethe: Schriften zur Naturwissenschaft. Reclam UB 9866
- Goethe: Faust I. Reclam UB 1
- Goethe: Wahlverwandtschaften. Reclam UB 7835
|851-0550-01L||Colloquium Postgraduate Programme "History of Knowledge" |
Only for doctoral students of Graduate Center "History of Knowledge".
|2 credits||2K||M. Hagner, M. Dommann, H. Fischer-Tiné, S. Goltermann, D. Gugerli, A. Kilcher, P. Sarasin, J. Tanner|
|Abstract||The colloquium is an essential part of the postgraduate programme "history of knowledge" dealing with the history of modern knowledge systems in a broad sense. In the analysis of the various systems of knowledge the programme seeks to combine approaches from the fields of Philosophy, History of Science and Technology as well as Social, Economic and Cultural History.|
|Objective||The objective of the colloquium is to train the participants in the history of knowledge, to give an insight into different methodological perspectives of all disciplines involved, to practice presentations and develop an understanding of specific problems of interdisciplinary cooperation.|
|862-0002-15L||Research Colloquium History of Knowledge (FS 2016) |
Only for MAGPW students, D-GESS PHD and D-ARCH PHD students.
This colloquium is highly recommended for first and second semester MAGPW students.
|2 credits||1K + 1A||M. Hagner, M. Hampe, K. M. Espahangizi, H. Fischer-Tiné, D. Gugerli, A. Kilcher, P. Sarasin, J. Tanner, P. Ursprung, L. Wingert|
|Abstract||The colloquium of the ZGW focuses on present developments, debates and perspectives in the field of history of knowledge.|
|Objective||The colloquium deals with the general problems, questions and methods of the interdisciplinary research field "The history of knowledge". Knowledge has become one of the existential conditions of modern societies and it increasingly determines their dynamics. Therefore, it is getting more and more relevant to develop a differentiated analysis of the epistemic, social and cultural constraints of the production, circulation and the decay of knowledge. In addition, the colloquium asks after the cultural and ethical resonances of knowledge not only within science but also in relation to art, literature, technology, everyday life, and so on.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Kurzfristige Veranstaltungshinweise und Programmänderungen werden über den ZGW Newsletter kommuniziert, daher bitte auf www.zgw.ethz.ch/de/newsletter.html eintragen! |
Kreditpunkte können durch regelmässige Teilnahme und die Abfassung eines Essays (o.ä.m., Umfang: 5-7 Seiten) über das Thema eines der Vorträge erworben werden. Zusätzlich zu den Kolloquiumsterminen muss an einem weiteren Termin (nach Absprache anfangs Semester) ein vertiefendes Begleitseminar besucht werden (Dozent: Kijan Espahangizi).
Es besteht die Möglichkeit zur parallelen kostenlosen Kinderbetreuung vor Ort.
|862-0089-00L||Advanced Colloquium in Literary Studies |
Colloquium is designed for advanced and graduated students.
|2 credits||1K||A. Kilcher|
|Abstract||The 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.|
|Objective||The 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.|