Readings and viewings will be drawn from the following texts and videos. Please make sure to get the specified edition of each book.

Bahro, Rudolf. From Red to Green: Industrialism and Cultural Revolution. London: Verso, 1984. ISBN: 0860917606.

Barnet, Sylvan. Writing about Literature. Boston: Longman, 2002. ISBN:0321104765 (For background on the principles of literature and cinema studies.)

Beuys, Joseph. Artworks. (see examples at Walker Art Center online exhibit)

Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. "Beuys: The Twilight of the Idol." Artforum 18/5 (January 1980).

Byatt, A. S. Babel Tower. New York: Vintage, 1997. ISBN: 0679736808.

Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?" Trans. Donald F. Bouchard and Sherry Simon. in Language, Counter-Memory, Practice. Ed. Donald F. Bouchard. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1977. pp. 124-127. ISBN: 0801492041.

Hermann, Judith. "This Side of the Oder." in Granta 74: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Ecstasy Eater, New York: Granta Publications, 2001. ISBN: 0903141442.

Houellebecq, Michel.The Elementary Particles. New York: Vintage, 2001. ISBN: 0375727019.

Kristeva, Julia. " Europe Divided: Politics, Ethics and Religion" in Crisis of the European Subject, trans. Susan Fairfield. New York: Other Press, 2000. ISBN: 1892746476.

Kristeva, Julia. "Europhilia-Europhobia." in French Theory in America, eds. Sylvere Lotringer and Sandy Cohen, New York: Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 0415925371.

Monaco, James.  How to Read a Film. New York: Oxford Universsity Press, 2000. ISBN: 019503869X. (For background on the principles of literature and cinema studies.)

Nietzsche, Friedrich. Twilight of the Idols, Or How to Philosophize with the Hammer. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1997. ISBN: 0872203549.

———. On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1980. ISBN: 0915144948.

Noble, Michael J. "A Tower of Tongues." in Babel Tower,  ed. A. S. Byatt, New York: Vintage, 1997. ISBN: 0679736808.

Pinder, John. The European Union: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0192853759.

Piper, Andrew. "Project Übermensch:  German Intellectuals Confront Genetic Engineering." Lingua Franca (January 2000): 74-75.

p.o.v. "Aspects of Dogma." 10 (2000).

Schulze, Ingo. Simple Stories. New York: Knopf. ISBN: 0375405410.

Siegert, Hubertus. Berlin Babylon. 2001.

Sloterdijk, Peter. "Cynicism — The Twilight of False Consciousness." New German Critiques 33, 189-206.

Strauß, Botho. "Idiots of the Immediate." Couples, Passersby: Indianapolis: Hydra, 1996, ISBN 0810112426.

Vinterberg, Thomas. The Celebration.  USA Films, 2004. ASIN: B00023P4N8.

Wolf, Christa. Cassandra. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1984. ISBN: 0374119562.