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Existential Narrative in Literature

Introduction

This course explores the influence of existentialist philosophy on literature, covering key concepts, French existentialist novels, characters in crisis, exploration of time and memory, portrayal of alienation and absurdity, American realism with existential elements, contemporary existentialist literature, and the individual and society's existential conflicts and conformity.

What you will learn

To gain a deep understanding of existentialist themes in literature and the ability to critically analyze and interpret existential narratives in various literary works.

Course program

Understanding Existentialism in Literature
French Existentialist Novels
Characters in Crisis in Literature
Exploration of Time and Memory
Portrayal of Alienation and Absurdity
American Realism and Existential Elements
Contemporary Existentialist Literature