Is my cat happier than me? Despite assuming different forms, this seemingly banal question has haunted man for centuries, as it entails a troubling inquiry into the very idea of human civilization and its uncertain boundaries with nature and bestiality. The course explores this long-lasting issue by analyzing how the relationship between man and nature has been questioned by poets, filmmakers, and philosophers, from Homer to nowadays.
AS.211.223 | MWF 11 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. | Krieger 308
Alberto Luca Zuliani
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures