Ger 276, T/Th 2-3:15pm
Fall 2012, TRAD Tier Two
What do people do in a crisis? Do they tend to react with fear, imagination, xenophobia, greed, ambition, anger, solidarity, love? This lecture course explores several moments of crisis and rebellion in German and European history since the 18th century. We will ask how those moments began, what changes they brought about, and how (or whether) they ended. Together, we will survey the art, music, politics, philosophy, film, television, public culture, literature, and language(s) that got made and remade in these moments of grave or joyous uncertainty—in order to more deeply understand the human condition under extreme and unexpected circumstances.