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CfA: Demons, Saints and Terrorists: International Summer University, Berlin, 13.7-24.8.2007

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  • Costica Bradatan
    (Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!) European College of Liberal Arts Berlin International Summer University 2007 Call for Applications
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 8 9:17 AM
      (Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

      European College of Liberal Arts Berlin
      International Summer University 2007
      Call for Applications

      http://www.ecla.de/

      The European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA) in Berlin announces its eighth
      International Summer University: �The Mantle of the Prophet: Demons, Saints
      and Terrorists� which takes place from July 13th to August 24th 2007.

      The key text is Dostoyevsky�s Demons, a novel based on a real case of
      political murder and which, of all the author�s works, deserves to be
      characterised as prophetic. During the six weeks, students and faculty will
      explore some of its many moral, religious and political implications
      including the historical and metaphysical roots of terrorism, the �death of
      God� and the �deification of man�. In addressing these issues, they will
      discuss a variety of philosophical, literary and historical texts including
      such authors as Paul Auster (Leviathan), Albert Camus (The Stranger,
      Rebellion), Blaise Pascal (Pens�es), Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (The
      Communist Manifesto), Serguei Nechaev (The Catechism of a Revolutionary),
      Friedrich Nietzsche (selections), Plato (Gorgias) and Joseph Conrad (The
      Secret Agent). The text-based core component of the curriculum is
      complemented by the visual (films, museum visits, art history) and the
      Explore Berlin components (excursions in and around Berlin).

      Hallmarks of the programme are: small seminar groups, weekly essays,
      individual attention in one-to-one tutorials, and a close-knit international
      community of students and faculty that resides on campus. Students receive
      six credits in Interdisciplinary Studies.

      A comprehensive programme fee of 4500 Euros covers tuition, campus
      accommodation, meals, books on loan, reading materials, class excursions,
      emergency medical insurance, and public transportation within Berlin.
      Need-based financial aid is available. ECLA is committed to helping all
      qualified applicants to enrol, regardless of their financial means. Students
      receive six credits in Interdisciplinary Studies.

      The application deadline is April 3rd 2007, and applicants will be notified
      by April 30th 2007. Please check our website www.ecla.de for further details
      or contact the Admissions Office at admissions@...







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      Costica Bradatan, PhD
      Assistant Professor of Humanities

      Texas Tech University
      The Honors College
      PO Box 41017
      Lubbock, TX 79409

      Senior Editor, Janus Head
      http://www.janushead.org

      http://www.webpages.ttu.edu/cbradata


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