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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2009


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40280 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
GAR 1.134

Course Description

This seminar will analyze the effects of Hitler's dictatorship upon German society, politics, and culture. It will explore the consequences of defeat, occupation, the Cold War and the political division of Germany after 1945. It will also compare and contrast the history and development of East and West Germany in the years between 1949 and 1989. Throughout the course, we will be exploring the implications of the new directions and approaches that have characterized research on twentieth century German history in recent years including cultural history, gender history, visual history, and memory studies


SAMPLE READINGS: David Crew, editor, Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945(London and New York,1995) Hanna Schissler,editor, The Miracle Years. A Cultural History of West Germany 1949-1968 (Princeton, 2001) Katherine Pence and Paul Betts, editors, Socialist Modern.East German Everyday Culture and Politics (Ann Arbor, 2008) Betts, The authority of everyday objects : a cultural history of West German industrial design ( Berkeley, 2007) Dagmar Herzog, Sex after Fascism. Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (Princeton; Princeton University Press, 2007) Daphne Berdahl, Where the World Ended.Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland (Berkeley/Los Angeles/London; University of California Press, 1999)


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