The Dark Side of Literature: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Conrad, Kafka

Module Leader:
Luis Murillo
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2017-2018 Spring
Level:
Orientation
Division:
Arts and Humanities
Credit:
8

This course is intended for students wishing to gain an introduction to Comparative Literature. We will use literary theory to come to grips with the three canonical texts of literary modernism: Kafka’s Metamorphosis; Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground, and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. We will explore such modernist themes as the struggle for power, pathology, irrationality, and alienation.