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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GERM 65.06 Modes of Belonging: What is Heimat

In the 21st century, Germany is de facto an "immigration country." That means that non-Germans have a chance of becoming German. But it hasn’t always been this way. The German understanding of belonging has a long and complicated history that spans several centuries. In our readings and viewings, which will range from Nazi films to memoirs of GDR-born writers, we will trace this history’s twentieth-century course. Our discussions will tackle the themes that cross boundaries: home, nostalgia, assimilation, cosmopolitanism, and patriotism. Senior majors will participate in a weekly culminating experience workshop focused on more intensive interpretation and analysis of works. Taught in German.

Instructor

Komska

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

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Offered

17W: 2A