This module has three central aims:
- It aims to provide an introduction to the history of post-war Germany - principally the Federal Republic (West Germany) but also the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
- It considers the development of the mass media in Germany and in particular the role played within the media by writers and intellectuals.
- The course aims to foster the analytical skills required to examine diverse types of literary and filmic texts.
The module consists of:
- a weekly lecture (Wednesdays 10-11 in Room LIB 1)
- followed in some weeks by workshops (on Wednesdays 11-12 in LIB 1)
- a weekly tutorial (organised in groups of 8 or so students, taught normally Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays in local rooms [see First Year notice board for details]) devoted to specific literary, political or filmic texts
- and by the screening of a film or off-air material (on Wednesdays at 2pm in SO.20). This will normally last about two hours, but may last up to three in some weeks (see module programme).