Session Schedule: 11-18
Abbreviations: [R] = Read; [C] = Check class website; [W] Watch assigned film
(all films are on reserve in Green/Media-MTXT), [G] = Green Library on Reserve, [W] = On the Web to this topic,
R = Reader
11. Tuesday, February 19: The Age of Weimar III.
[R] Alfred Döblin, Berlin. Alexanderplatz II.
12. Thursday, February 21: The Age of Weimar IV.
[C] website for Siegfried Kracauer's biography.
[R] Siegfried Kracauer, essays, in: The Salaried Masses: Duty and Distraction in Weimar Germany. R
[R] D. Frisby, "Deciphering the Hieroglyphics of Weimar Berlin: Siegfried Kracauer," in Berlin: Culture and Metropolis. R
13. Tuesday, February 26: Hitler's Berlin I.
[C] website for Leni Riefenstahl's biography.
[C] the image gallery related to Riefenstahl's work.
[W] Leni Riefenstahl, Olympia
[R] D. Welch, "Olympiade (1938): The Master RaceŠ," in: Propaganda and the German Cinema: 1933 1945. R
[R] D. B. Hinton, "Olympia," in: The Films of Leni Riefenstahl. R
[R] David Clay Large, "Hitler's Berlin," in: D. C. Large, Berlin.
14. Thursday, February 28: Hitler's Berlin II.
[C] website for Albert Speer's biography.
[C] the image gallery related to Speer's work.
[R] Albert Speer, "The Thirteenth Hour," in: Inside the Third Reich. R
[R] David Clay Large, "Now People, Arise and Storm, Break Loose!," in: D. C. Large, Berlin.
[W] The German Resistance Memorial Center
Wannsee Conference (http://www.ghwk.de/engl/kopfengl.htm),
Topography of Terror (http://www.topographie.de/e/index.htm)
15. Tuesday, March 5: In the Shade of the Wall
[C] website for Uwe Johnson's biography.
[R] U. Johnson, "Concerning an Attitude of Protesting." R
[R] U. Johnson, "How to Explain Berlin to a Newcoming," in: Berliner Sachen. R
[R] The New York Times: articles, April 12 - 17, 1968. R
[R] David Clay Large, "Coming into the Cold," "The Divided City" in: D. C. Large, Berlin.
16. Thursday, March 7: Voices from 'the Margins'.
[C] website for Barbara Honigmann's biography.
[C] websites related to Jewish life in Berlin today.
[R] Barbara Honigmann, "A Love out of Nothing," in: German World, Jewish Voices. R
[R] Barbara Honigmann, "Novel of a Child," in: German World, Jewish Voices. R
[W] The Jewish Museum, Berlin (http://www.jmberlin.de/),
The Synagogue Center (http://www.cjudaicum.de/)
17. Tuesday, March 12: The Politics of Memory.
[C] website for the Reichstag.
[R] Lutz Koepenick, text to be given in class.
[R] David Clay Large, "From Bonn to Berlin," in: D. C. Large, Berlin.
18. Thursday, March 14: Reflections on the Present and Final Discussion.
[C] website for Durs Grünbein's biography.
[R] Durs Grünbein, After the Satires, text to be given in class.
[R] David Clay Large, "The Berlin Republic," in: D. C. Large, Berlin.