EURS 339. Screening Germany: The Tumultuous Twentieth Century through Film. 3 Hours H.
This course traces the history of twentieth-century Germany through the medium of film. We will view a wide array of films, from turn-of-the-century silent films and Nazi propaganda to Cold War-era East German entertainments and recent depictions of the German past. We will view films critically and develop the tools and vocabulary to analyze them as historical sources. We will also contextualize the films through a wide range of primary and secondary source readings, demonstrating how film served as a tool of political power, social criticism, and national identification in Germany's tumultuous twentieth century. (Same as HIST 339.) LEC.