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 ITAL 0481 and GRMN 0481. 3 hrs. sem./disc.
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INTL 0481

All Sections in Spring 2011

Spring 2011

INTL0481A-S11 Seminar (Chang, Eppelsheimer)
INTL0481Y-S11 Discussion (Chang)
INTL0481Z-S11 Discussion (Eppelsheimer)