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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2018


COLT 35.04 Souls Sold to the Devil: The Faust Tradition (In English Translation)

Faust's famous story of selling his soul to the devil in return for knowledge, wealth, power, love, freedom, or youth has been told in many ways and in diverse media. This course concentrates on Marlowe's The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, on Goethe's Faust, and on Mann's Doctor Faustus. It also considers Fausts in French and Russian Literature and in New England as well as in art, music, and film. Students thus learn how historical, legendary, literary, and other Fausts reflect both hopes and fears of specific cultures at particular times while raising epistemological, ethical, and other issues inherent in the larger, limited modern human condition.

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