Faculty of Arts


GERMAN 230

German Cinema from Murnau to Riefenstahl


Description

This course offers an analysis of a number of films from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich seen against the political and social upheavals of the time. Of particular interest is the portrayal of German masculinities after the devastating loss of the First World War compared to the films of the Third Reich and Leni Riefenstahl. The image of the New Woman of the Weimar Republic, as best exemplified by Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel, will also be juxtaposed with the role of the woman as the backbone of the German nation in the Third Reich.

Course outcomes:
With successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to:
  • acquire knowledge of the Weimar Republic from a cultural-historical and film perspective.
  • understand and carry out close readings and theoretical readings of film
  • acquire skills in critical thinking, academic literacy,  speaking/presentation skills

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2019

Not taught in 2019

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Nicole Perry

Reading/Texts

The reading list will be availalbe through Talis.

Recommended Reading

The further reading list will be availalbe through Talis.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

GERMAN 230: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Any 30 points passed in BA courses

Restrictions

GERMAN 120


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