Christian Jany: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Name||Dr. Christian Jany|
Literatur- u. Kulturwiss., Kilcher
ETH Zürich, RZ H 9
|Telephone||+41 44 632 74 49|
|Department||Humanities, Social and Political Sciences|
|851-0301-17L||German Romanticism||3 credits||2V||C. Jany|
|Abstract||This 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.|
|Objective||1) 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.
|862-0050-00L||Theorie and Methodology Seminar MAGPW |
Only for MA History and Philosophy of Knowledge.
|2 credits||2G||N. Guettler, C. Jany|
|Abstract||Introduction to methods, theories and work techniques of the disciplines represented in the study programme.|
|Objective||The 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 / Notice||Dates: Thursday, 10-12|