Christian Jany: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Dr. Christian Jany
Literatur- u. Kulturwiss., Kilcher
ETH Zürich, RZ H 9
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 74 49
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0301-17LGerman Romanticism3 credits2VC. Jany
AbstractThis introductory course to German Romanticism explores chiefly Romantic poetics and its reflexive as well as ironic forms of communicating and knowing, which eschew rationalistic and scientific platitudes. Equally important will be the inherent contradictions of Romanticism, for it is division, not unity, speaking from its heart, the ecstatic experience of absence and failure--Sehnsucht.
Objective1) develop an understanding of "Romanticism", of Romantic poetics and its reflexive as well as ironic forms of communicating and knowing
2) read the literary texts in question very carefully so as to get to know that mode of perception and description which since Ludwig Tieck, Novalis, Friedrich Schlegel, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Joseph von Eichendorff, etc. is called "Romantic"
3) participate in class by listening carefully and also through critical questions and feedback. This third point is particularly important because the lectures will serve as the basis for a small book, "A Short Introduction to the Literature of German Romanticism."
4) Since this lecture is part of "Science in Perspective" (SiP), we will also explore the relation between Romanticism and modern science.
862-0050-00LTheorie and Methodology Seminar MAGPW Restricted registration - show details
Only for MA History and Philosophy of Knowledge.
2 credits2GN. Guettler, C. Jany
AbstractIntroduction to methods, theories and work techniques of the disciplines represented in the study programme.
ObjectiveThe interdisciplinary seminar is aimed exclusively at students of the master's program "History and Philosophy of Knowledge". It is designed to give students an insight into the subjects represented in the degree program and their specific requirements, procedures, questions and working techniques.
Prerequisites / NoticeDates: Thursday, 10-12