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Lecture 2

SLA100H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Talmud, Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm


Department
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Course Code
SLA100H1
Professor
Veronika Ambros
Lecture
2

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Lecture 2: SLA103
Legends: Imagined Past of Familiar Places
Forgeries and copyright
Golem Tom. Audio visual B Library
Details and what role it plays
Praha: town: we don’t know where the term came from
Elements of the fairytale
Copyright
End of the 19th century established in Switzerland
Property of the author: “his work”
Golems do not speak
Artificial creatures
Rooted in 19th century enlightment period
Bible
Golmi unformed matter not a creature
Explaining reality using diff. narratives
Talmud
Jewish law different interpretations of the law
Homuluculus
Artificial human beings
Goethe: man makes deal with the devil in exchange for knowledge: play
Western Svankmajer
Homuluculs is created becomes a buy
Sylph: importance of soul
Golem does not have a soul
Paracelsus: how to create man
Lived in 16th century created the golem
Science is art
Different notation of what we have now in terms of scientific understanding
Grimm
Journal from Arnim: note goes back to the 1st mention of golems
Mentioning done by non Jews: coming from outside
Using camera obsura: projection of which makes the room black
Scientific creation: puppets periods of enlightenment: different types of
artificial creations
Sandman: puppet: Olimpia: beautiful and funny ideal conservational partner
for a man who wants to listen to himself: used in Freud example of the
example of the uncanny: not a golem not magic used
Frankenstein: at the same time: no magic made up of dead bodies not a
golem
How they talk about the voices and points of view (how to watch movies)
Servant: made for a “purpose”
Scientific experiment
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