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John E Toews
HSTEU 517
Seattle Campus

Seminar: European Intellectual History

Class description

The aim of the course is to investigate the boundaries and content of "Modernism" as a conceptualization of a distinctive cultural reality in central Europe at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. The readings will encompass both recent attempts by intellectual historians to define the distinctiveness of modernism in various cultural areas (art, literature, social theory, philosophy, psychology) and some classic modernist texts by Lukacs, Benjamin, Rilke, Freud, Weber, etc.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

This is a graduate course.

Class assignments and grading

An oral report and two written review essays.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stefanie M Starkovich
Date: 11/16/2001