Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 (MLG1017)

15 credits

German history is about more than National Socialism and the Berlin Wall. In approaching a more rounded understanding from a perspective of cultural studies this module uses particular concepts to assess major and often formative events - be it the "Reich" and the changes in perception it underwent; the importance of revolutions and "new beginnings", for example in the course of Unification in 1871 and 1989; or the role of individuals such as Martin Luther for the German Reformation. In all cases we scrutinize the short- and long-term impact of events and consider a variety of documents ranging from actual historical documents, to literature, film, souvenirs and depictions by historians.