January 20: Steven Beller, Francis Joseph (read first): pp. 1-28, 80-230, Alan Sked, The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire, 1815-1918: pp. 1-7, 137-49, 187-270.
January 27: Samuel Williamson, Austria-Hungary and the Origins of the First World War (next time will substitute with readings from Karl Kraus at a later date)
February 3: Carl Schorske, Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture
February 10: Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin, Wittgenstein’s Vienna
February 17: Steven Beller, Vienna and the Jews: 1867-1938, A Cultural History
February 24: Arthur Schnitzler, The Road Into the Open
March 3: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Death and the Fool, Electra, The Tower
March 10: Spring Break-Enjoy
March 17: Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (English translation), pp. 3-175, 284-329
March 24: Theodor Herzl, The Jewish State and Old-New Land
March 31: No Class-Individual meetings will take place this week to confirm paper topics.
April 7: Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents and Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis
April 14: Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March
April 21: Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday
April 28: Student Presentations-Round 1
May 5: Student Presentations-Round 2