Lecture & Film Schedule
Revised Feb 26, 2008
Jan. 22 Introduction: What is Existentialism?
Jan.,24, 29, 31,5 Fear & Trembling - Preamble from the Heart
Feb. 7 Hiroshima mon amour
Feb. 12 Discussion of film
Feb. 14 Fear & Trembling, Problema I
Feb. 19 Fear & Trembling, Problem II
Feb. 21 The Third Man
Feb. 26 Discussion of film
Feb. 28 Sickness Unto Death (xeroxed excerpts)
March 10 FIRST PAPER DUE
March 4, (6), 11 Brothers Karamazov, Part I
March 13, 18, 20 Brothers Karamazov, Part II
April 1, 3 Brothers Karamazov, Part III
April 8, 10 Brothers Karamazov, Part IV
April 14 SECOND PAPER DUE
April 15, 17 Twilight of the Idols (excerpts)
April 22, 24, 29 The Gay Science (excerpts)
May 1 Breathless
May 6 Discussion of film
May 8 Conclusion
MAY 22 FINAL PAPER DUE
Required Reading: Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov (Signet Classic)
Kierkegaard, Fear & Trembling (Penguin)
Nietzsche, The Gay Science (Vintage)
Twilight of the Idols (Penguin)
Recommended: Duras, M., Hiroshima Mon Amour (Grove Press)
Dudley, A., (ed.), Breathless (Rutgers U. Press)
Requirements: (1) Three 6 page papers on subjects to be selected from a list of suggested paper topics, or on a topic approved by your instructor.
(2) A final exam.
(3) Approximately 200 pages of reading per week.
(4) Attendance at weekly discussion sections.