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Stimilli, Davide Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Prof. Stimilli has written extensively on Franz Kafka and Aby Warburg. His research interests include literary criticism and theory, intellectual history, art theory, and film studies.

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  • intellectual history, literary theory and criticism, art theory and criticism, film theory and criticism, aesthetics, german studies, italian studies, jewish studies, renaissance studies

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Teaching

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  • GRMN 2601 - Kafka and the Kafkaesque
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
    Exposes the students to a wide selection of Kafka's literary output and aims to define the meaning of the Kafkaesque by looking not only for traces of Kafka's influence in the verbal and visual arts, but also for traces left in Kafka's own work by his precursors in the literary tradition. Taught in English. Same as HUMN 2601.
  • GRMN 3501 - The German-Jewish Experience: From the Enlightenment to the Present
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides insight into the German-Jewish identity through essays, autobiographies, fiction and journalism from the Enlightenment to the post-Holocaust period. Examines the religious and social conflicts that typify the history of Jewish existence in German-speaking lands during the modern epoch. Taught in English. Same as JWST 3501.
  • GRMN 4550 - Senior Seminar in German Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    This course provides students with a capstone experience through in-depth study of a topic in German Studies, and deepens students' engagement with theories and methodologies informing contemporary German Studies scholarship. Students work closely with faculty to develop a major final research paper or project. Topic varies by semester.
  • GRMN 5030 - Foundations of Critical Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    An introductory study of nineteenth-century German philosophy (especially Kant, Hegel, and Marx). Required course for the graduate certificate in Critical Theory.
  • HUMN 2601 - Kafka and the Kafkaesque
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
    Exposes the students to a wide selection of Kafka's literary output and aims to define the meaning of the Kafkaesque by looking not only for traces of Kafka's influence in the verbal and visual arts, but also for traces left in Kafka's own work by his precursors in the literary tradition. Same as GRMN 2601.
  • JWST 3501 - The German-Jewish Experience: From the Enlightenment to the Present
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides insight into the German-Jewish identity through essays, autobiographies, fiction and journalism from the Enlightenment to the post-Holocaust period. Examines the religious and social conflicts that typify the history of Jewish existence in German-speaking lands during the modern epoch. Same as GRMN 3501.

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