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Lecture and Seminar Programme

 

 

Week


Lecture and Seminar Topic

Autumn Term 1

 

Introduction: New Politics

2

Preparing the Terrain: Subversive Politics before 1968

3

A Year of Revolt: 1968 Across the Iron Curtain

4

Radical Politics in the 1970s: Between Grass Roots Social Movements and Terrorism

5 Politics of the Body: Sexual Politics and Feminism
6 Reading Week - no seminar
7

Politics Across Borders: Transnational Activism and International Solidarity

8

Consumption and Politics: Transnational Counter Cultures

9

Protests Under Communism

10

The Fall of the Wall

Spring Term 1

Protests from the 1960s to the 1980s: Key Themes.

Session will also be devoted to discussing long essays and dissertations.

2

The Spirit of an Age: Gerd-Rainer Horn, The Spirit of '68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976.

3

Rescuing May ’68 from Its Interpreters: Kirstin Ross, May '68 and Its Afterlives.

4

Transnational Politics: Quinn Slobodian, Foreign Front. Third World Politics in Sixties West Germany.

5

Democracy and Terrorism: Karrin Hanshew, Terror and Democracy in West Germany.

6 Reading Week - no seminar
7 Subjective Politics: Joachim C. Häberlen, The Emotional Politics of the Alternative Left: West Germany, 1968-1984.
8

An Intellectual Dissident: Vaclav Havel, The Power of the Powerless. Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe.

9

Carnivals Across Borders: Padraic Kenney, A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe 1989.

10

Narratives of Revolution: James Krapfl, Revolution with a Human Face: Politics, Culture, and Community in Czechoslovakia, 1989-1992.

Summer Term 1   Revision
2   Revision