Recent Senior Essays

Recent Senior Essays in German and German Studies

“A Question of Hope: A Close Reading of Prometheus by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”

“The Possibility of Limited Freedom in Kafka’s ‚Report for an Academy‘”

“The Stasi: A Security Force Ahead of its Time”

“Against Secularization: Cosmological Theories of Modernity in The Dialectic of Enlightenment and The Legitimacy of the Modern Age”

“Democracy Behind Bars: The German Experience of British Re-Education at Wilton Park”

“Fine-Tuning the Soprano: Mathilde Marchesi and the re-crafting of the late nineteenth-century opera singer”

“Postmodern Mahler”

“Uninterpretability and Meaning in Kafka’s ‘Ein Kommentar’ ”

“Estrangement, Satire, and Freedom: An Analysis of the Automaton and Automatism in Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann, Freud’s “Das Unheimliche” and Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto

“De Aestetheca in nuce ad litteram” (on Johann Georg Hamann)

“The Kantian Sublime and Freud’s Uncanny”

“Motifs of Articulation and the Modern Myth of Ophelia in German and Austrian Expressionism and Heiner Müller’s Die Hamletmaschine