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GE 211 - Reading

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Seminar reading

Friedrich Schiller

  • Briefe über die ästhetische Erziehung, Brief 6 (extract)

Karl Marx

  • Ökonomisch-Philosophische Manuskripte aus dem Jahre 1844 (extracts)
  • Translation: Economic-Philosophical Manuscripts (extracts)
  • Grundrisse der Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie (extract)
  • Translation: Grundrisse (extract)
  • Das Kapital, vol. 1 (extract)
  • Translation: Capital, vol. 1 (extract)

Friedrich Nietzsche

Georg Simmel

Sigmund Freud

  • Freud, Sigmund, Das Unbehagen in der Kultur, Frankfurt: Fischer, 2009

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Additional reading and secondary literature

Karl Marx

  • Carver, Terrell, "Reading Marx: Life and works", in Terrell Carver (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Marx, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 1-22
  • Postone, Moishe, "Rethinking Capital in light of the Grundrisse", in Marcello Musto, Karl Marx’s Grundrisse: Foundations of the critique of political economy 150 years later, London, New York: Routledge, 2008
  • Stoetzler, Marcel, “Capitalist modernity is the real savagery: Karl Marx”, in Beginning classical social theory, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017

Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Ansell Pearson, Keith, and Duncan Large, "General Introduction", in Keith Ansell Pearson and Duncan Large (eds.), The Nietzsche Reader, Malden (MA), Oxford, Carlton: Blackwell, 2006, pp. xiix-xlii
  • Higgins, Kathleen and Bernd Magnus, "Nietzsche's works and their themes", in Bernd Magnus and Kathleen Higgins, The Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 21-68
  • Hollingdale, R.J., "The hero as outsider", in Bernd Magnus and Kathleen Higgins, The Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 71-89
  • Salaquarda, Jörg, "Nietzsche and the Judaeo-Christian tradition", in Bernd Magnus and Kathleen Higgins, The Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 90-118
  • Simmel, Georg, "Zum Verständnis Nietzsches", in Gesamtausgabe, vol. 7 (=Aufsätze und Abhandlungen 1901-1908, vol. 1), Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, pp. 57-63

Georg Simmel

Sigmund Freud

  • Bersani, Leo, "Introduction", in Sigmund Freud: Civilisation and its Discontents, London: Penguin, 2002
  • Deigh, John, "Freud's later theory of civilization: Changes and implications", in Jerome Neu (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Freud, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp.287-308
  • Paul, Robert, "Freud's anthropology: A reading of the 'cultural books'", in Jerome Neu (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Freud, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 267-286
  • Schorske, Carl E., "Freud: The psychoarcheology of civilizations", in Jerome Neu (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Freud, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 8-24
  • Storr, Anthony, Freud: A very short introduction, Oxford, New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 [link to electronic resource here - but a word of caution: Storr can be a little simplistic and does not always do Freud justice, as any careful reader of, e.g., Unbehagen will soon realise]
  • Storr, Anthony, Freud, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989

Historical background

  • Berghahn, Volker Rolf. Imperial Germany, 1871–1914: Economy, Society, Culture, and Politics (2nd ed. 2005)

  • Blackbourn, David, The long nineteenth century: a history of Germany, 1780-1918 [electronic resource]. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

  • Blackbourn, David, History of Germany, 1780-1918: the long nineteenth century. Malden, Mass., Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2003 (revised version of Blackbourn 1998).
  • Blackbourn, David and Geoff Eley, The peculiarities of German history: bourgeois society and politics in nineteenth-century Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984.
    CLASS NO DD 203.B5.

  • Craig, Gordon Alexander, Germany, 1866-1945 [electronic resource]. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

  • Fulbrook, Mary, A Concise History of Germany [electronic resource]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

  • Hamerow, Theodore S., Restoration, revolution, reaction: economics and politics in Germany, 1815-1871. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1958.
    CLASS NO HC285 .H36.

  • Hamerow, Theodore S. (ed.), The age of Bismarck: documents and interpretations. New York; London: Harper and Row, 1973.
    CLASS NO DD 223.H2.
    CLASS NO DD 218.2.H2.

  • Retallack, James, Imperial Germany, 1871–1918 [electronic resource], Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
  • Retallack, James, Germany in the age of Kaiser Wilhelm II, London: Macmillan, 1996.
  • Sheehan, James J. (ed.), Imperial Germany. New York; London: F. Watts, 1976.
    CLASS NO DD 220.S4.
  • Sheehan, James J., German history, 1770-1866. Oxford: Clarendon, 1989.
    CLASS NO DD203 .S4.
  • Sheppard, Richard, "The Problematics of European Modernism", in Steve Giles (ed.), Theorizing modernism: essays in critical theory [electronic resource], London; New York: Routledge, 1993.