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Hoecker, Arne Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Focusing on psychological case histories, Dr. Höcker's research examines the interplay between literature and the emerging human sciences from the 18th to the 20th century. Drawing on literary texts from Goethe, Schiller, Büchner to Döblin, Musil, and Kafka, and analyzing them in the context of contemporary scientific discourses—from 18th century psychology to 19th century criminology, and 20th century psychoanalysis—Dr. Höcker proposes a new assessment of literary discourse. Fictional literature since the 18th century not only contributed to the differentiation of the human sciences, but literature established itself in this process as the privileged medium for the modern style of “reasoning in cases”. In a sequence of narrative forms modern German literature shaped a discourse of the self that straddles the threshold of the individual and the general, and offers itself to institutional applications that base their decisions on an archive of knowledge of the individual.

keywords

  • History and Theory of Scientific Cultures, German Literature from the Enlightenment to the early 20th Century, intersections between literature and science, history of knowledge, history of human sciences, case history, psychoanalysis, realism, Goethe, Kafka, Musil

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GRMN 3506 Tracing the Criminal: Crime in 19th C Society and Culture (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 3900 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 4051 Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 4900 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 5051 Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 5900 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 6900 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 7900 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 7930 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • GRMN 2301 Inside Nazi Germany: Politics, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Third Reich (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 3900 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 4900 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 5900 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 6900 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 7900 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • GRMN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • GRMN 3900 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 4900 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 5900 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 6900 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 7900 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 7930 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • GRMN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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