Comp Lit 215 and German 201B: Image and Imagination in Early Modern Literature

Instructor: Professor Niklaus Largier

This course fulfills the Intellectual History requirement for the DE in REMS.

Focusing on the history of iconoclasm, images, practices of figuration, and the imagination, this course will trace key aspects of the literary and intellectual history from the 16th to the 17th century. Readings will include key texts by Luther and the radical reformers; Ignatius of Loyola and his influence; the figure of the fool; the emblem tradition; as well as representatives of 17th century baroque drama, poetry, and mysticism. A final reading list will depend on the interests of the group of participants and will be established at the first meeting. All texts will be available in the original language and in English translation.

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