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GERS26 - The Split Screen: Reconstructing National Identities in West and East German Cinema

General

Subject code

GER

Course Number

S26

Instructor(s)

J. Kazecki

Course Long Title

The Split Screen: Reconstructing National Identities in West and East German Cinema

Description

This course investigates selected films from West and East German after 1945. Students engage a broad range of topics and issues that define the popular view of Germany and its cultures today. They discuss Germany's Nazi past, the postwar division of the country and its reunification in 1990, the legacies of the 1968 generation, and diversity in contemporary Germany. The course also provides students with basic tools of film analysis, which are used in the discussion of cinematic art and in the analysis of the specific aesthetic qualities of a film. Conducted in English.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDEU - EUS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To

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