This unit introduces students to the history, culture, and society of the Weimar Republic. Lasting from 1919 to 1933, the Weimar Republic was Germany's first democracy. Bookended by the First World War and the Third Reich, this period in modern Germany saw great cultural experimentation, but also extraordinary political turbulence. Using a variety of textual sources in the original language, as well as visual material and film, students will reflect on what makes the Weimar Republic essential for understanding modern Germany.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week
1x10min (1000wd equivalent) presentation (20%), 1x2000wd source analysis (30%), 1x500wd essay plan (10%), 1x2500wd essay (40%)
Mann, Tonio Kröger. Mario und der Zauberer (Fischer Tb. 1381) Kafka, Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen (Fischer Tb. 19) Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (es 49)
12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Germanic StudiesProhibitions