Faculty of Arts


GERMAN 231

Modern Germany on Screen


Description

Examines key issues and developments in German society through the medium of film. Surveying the years between 1945 and the present, films will focus on the reconstruction of Germany after WWII, the division and reunification of Germany as well as on current issues around immigration, identity and diversity in the German speaking world.

In this course, you will: 

  • Engage with significant social, cultural and political developments in the German speaking world since 1945
  • Learn about important traditions and movements within the German film industry and get acquainted with the works of internationally acclaimed filmmakers such as Fassbinder, Wenders, Beyer, von Trotta and Herzog and, more recently, Akin, Haneke, Tykwer, Link and von Donnersmarck
  • Reflect on how filmmakers have reacted to social and political changes in their environment and how this is addressed through their films 

The language of instruction and all assessments during the course will be in English. All films will be shown in the original German with English subtitles.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2019

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

Selected essays for each film will be posted on the Talis course page.

Recommended Reading

Further readings for each film will be posted on the Talis course page.

Points

GERMAN 231: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points passed in BA courses

Restrictions

GERMAN 130


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