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GRMN0412

The Berlin Wall Then and Now

The Berlin Wall: Then and Now
From 1961 to 1989 the Berlin Wall was a physical reminder of the ideological divide separating East and West Germany. We will examine the wall's inception, its history, and the role it played in the political, cultural, and literary landscapes of divided Germany. We will also investigate the evidence of a persistent "inner wall" that continues to separate East and West Germans after political reunification. Our texts will interrogate the perspectives of both East and West and will include journalistic accounts, speeches, films and documentaries, and fiction from writers such as Christa Wolf and Peter Schneider.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LNG SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2009

GRMN0412A-F09 Lecture (Matthias)