European modernity continues to generate new identities and new ways of viewing the world. Increasingly at odds with its traditional post-war trans-Atlantic partner, the USA, and no longer completely defined by nation-state structures, the European Union is aiming to move into a post-national future. But this move towards a progressive post-national civil society is experiencing powerful repercussions. Will Europe succeed in redefining itself? Writers, film-makers, and creative artists are deeply involved in the project of European critical self-representation. In this unit we explore recent expressions of European identity in socio-historical and cultural context.
1x2hr seminar / week
1x10mins presentation 1 (15%), 1x15mins presentation 2 (25%), 1x1000wd literature review (15%), 1x2500wd research sssay (45%)
A major in European Studies or in French Studies or German Studies or Italian Studies or Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies or Spanish & Latin American Studies or Jewish and Hebrew Studies or Arabic Studies or International and Comparative Literature Studies.