851-0300-60L  Franz Kafka. Modernism's Literary Knowledge

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersA. Kilcher
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. Kilcher
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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851-0300-60 VFranz Kafka. Das literarische Wissen der Moderne2 hrs
Tue17-19HG F 1 »
A. Kilcher


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