Topics in German and European Studies: From Weimar to Nazi Germany: Film and Society (GRMST-231WN)

Instructor: Nora Gortcheva

Discussing both canonical and lesser-known films from the Weimar and Nazi period, we explore various artistic tendencies, movements and genres in order to define cinema's complex role in representing social and historical experience. We pay special attention to the modes of constructing cinematic spaces, and the social utopias and catastrophes which cinema came to represent.