Der Doppelgänger or Who am I and What do I want from Myself?
It has been remarked that somewhere we all have a double, perhaps even an evil twin. Is this other "self" the product of an overactive imagination or is it the embodied projection of the unconscious? If the latter is the case, how is that unconscious structured? Is it the product of sexual or political repression? And how does a reading of one's own life or an attempt to understand that life produce its own textual double? In other words, are we destined to always see double(s)? Readings will include novellas from the 19th century, including those by Goethe, Kleist, Tieck, Chamisso, Hoffman, Storm, and Hofmannsthal.