Existential Literature

Welcome to Existential Literature. Broadly, this course, its literature, and you will explore the human condition, but more specifically we will study existentialism not as a Philosophy but as a “timeless sensibility" (Kaufmann) preoccupied with universal characteristics of the human condition, such as suffering, death, anguish, dread, despair, guilt, responsibility, and authenticity.

Due 5/25: Steppenwolf and PBA Prep

1. Steppenwolf–Read and annotate up to p. 190.

2. PBA Due Dates:

Insight Paper:
Due 6/1

Independent Research Paper:
First Draft due 6/5
Final Draft due 6/9

Due 5/24: Steppenwolf

1. Steppenwolf–Read and annotate up to p. 164!
2. PBA Prep–You would be wise to begin searching for your outside sources. And to make things just a wee bit easier for you, two of the sources must be sources not read in class and one can be one that we have read together.

Due 5/23: Steppenwolf

1. Steppenwolf–Read and annotate up to p. 147. (Stop with “In the short interval between the time…”)

Due 5/22: Steppenwolf

First off, here’s to a great Senior Prom!!! WoooHooooooooooo!

1. Steppenwolf–Read and annotate up to p. 128 (Stop with “Just as the gramophone contaminated…”)

Due 5/17: Steppenwolf

1. Steppenwolf–Read and annotate through p. 110.