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ITAL0481

Memory & National Identity

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. This course is equivalent to INTL 0481 and GRMN 0481. 3 hrs. sem./disc.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LNG
Equivalent Courses:
GRMN0481
INTL0481 *

Sections

Spring 2011

ITAL0481A-S11 Seminar (Chang, Eppelsheimer)
ITAL0481Y-S11 Discussion (Chang)