German Studies

The 2016 Rice-Leipzig Lovett Seminar

The Nature of Normativity/ The Normativity of Nature

Guest Speakers
 

Rachel  Zuckert
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
Become What You Are (Not): Reflections on Norms and Nature in Rousseau's Second Discourse

John  Zammito
John Antony Weir Professor
Rice University
Naturalism as Method and Practice, Or: Natura Naturans for the Twenty-First Century?

KINO DIENSTAG - Fall 2016 German Film Series

Douglas Sirk, La Habanera (1937)

KINO DIENSTAG is a monthly film series hosted by the Department of Classical and
European Studies (German Program) and supported by the German Consulate General
in Houston. Films are shown in either German (with English subtitles) or English. —
Free and open to Rice students.
For more information, please contact Martin Blumenthal-Barby at mb14@rice.edu.

 

KINO DIENSTAG - Fall 2016 German Film Series

Ernst Lubitsch, To Be or Not to Be (1942)

KINO DIENSTAG is a monthly film series hosted by the Department of Classical and
European Studies (German Program) and supported by the German Consulate General
in Houston. Films are shown in either German (with English subtitles) or English. —
Free and open to Rice students.
For more information, please contact Martin Blumenthal-Barby at mb14@rice.edu.

 

KINO DIENSTAG - Fall 2016 German Film Series

G. W. Pabst, The Threepenny Opera (1931)
 

KINO DIENSTAG is a monthly film series hosted by the Department of Classical and
European Studies (German Program) and supported by the German Consulate General
in Houston. Films are shown in either German (with English subtitles) or English. —
Free and open to Rice students.
For more information, please contact Martin Blumenthal-Barby at mb14@rice.edu.

 

Modern Political Thought

Introduction to political theory and political philosophy from the Renaissance to the present: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Pufendorf, Montesquieu, Kant, Hegel, Constant, Mill Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Habermas, and Rawls. Topics include human rights, political power, citizenship, democracy, the modern state. Required core course for minor in Politics, Law, and Social Thought.

Literature of the Holocaust and Exile

Most of the authors from Germany and Austria, who were persecuted and fled into exile, used literature to search for meaning in life that apparently had been stripped of all meaning. Among these authors are the most distinguished writers of the time, i.e., Th. and H. Mann, Brecht, Benjamin, Werfel, Doblin, J. Roth, S. Zweig, N. Sachs, Celan, Auslander. Taught in English.

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