What and where and who is Europe? This unique collection contends that Europe cannot be defined as simply a particular geographic location or a group of citizens who inhabit the same place and share a culture. Instead, Europe is a question to be answered by the teachers and students who study it. A collaborative and multidisciplinary collection, Engaging Europe explores Europe through history, literature, philosophy, music, and ethical narratives. This book is a major part of an experiment that hopes to find more intellectually exciting ways to teach Europe to students in American higher education.
Evlyn Gould is professor of Romance languages at the University of Oregon. George J. Sheridan Jr. is associate professor of history at the University of Oregon.
Chapter 1: The Idea of Europe: A Collaborative Pedagogical Project Part I: What Is Europe? Chapter 2: A Story of Europe Chapter 3: The Idea of Europe, Levinas, and Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice Part II: Where Is Europe? Chapter 4: Relocating Europe Chapter 5: Idea of Rome, Idea of Europe Chapter 6: Provincia Gallia Narbonensis Part III: Testimony and Witness Chapter 7: Listening and the Art of Survival Chapter 8: Primo Levi's Testimony, or Philosophy between Poetry and Science Chapter 9: Europe in the Wake of the Shoah Part IV: Disciplines, Borders, Crossings Chapter 10: Autonomy and the Mistress Discipline in European Thought Chapter 11: Does Baudelaire Read Adam Smith? Chapter 12: On Charting Europeanness Further Reading: A Bibliographical Essay