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GRMN0460

Fin-de-siecle Vienna

Memory Matters: National Identity in Contemporary Germany and Italy
In the course we will explore the crucial role of memory in the formation of national identity, and focus on the troubled remembrance of the Nazi period in Germany and the Fascist period in Italy. Using primary sources in their original language, students will study the ways in which the memory of this difficult past decisively informs contemporary national identity. Topics will include commemorative sites, national symbols, autobiographical memory, traumatic memory, and trans-generational memory. Classes will alternate between a plenary English session and discussions in either German or Italian. (Formerly GRMN 0481) 3 hrs. sem./disc.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LNG
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2012

GRMN0460A-S12 Lecture (Matthias)

Spring 2008

GRMN0460A-S08 Lecture (Matthias)

Fall 2005

GRMN0460A-F05 Lecture (Matthias)
GRMN0460B-F05 Lecture (Matthias)