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Why Weimar Now? Material Culture and Historical Analogy

GER 402/ECS 401/GSS 457

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"Weimar" stands in for a potential that was lost, for the problem of revolution and reaction. A century after the Weimar Republic's apex, we first pick up on the negative political analogy between pre-fascist Weimar and our time: the U.S. as a "new Weimar," "the crisis of parliamentary democracy," the rise of White Supremacy, the "agitator," and the danger of pluralization. Second, we will study the positive analogies between Weimar as an era for revolution and experimentation. Embracing the materiality of the body and the built world - in dance, architecture, sexuality studies, and social history - we also aim to dis-analogize Weimar.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 6
  • Capacity: 20
  • Class Number: 22485
  • Schedule: T 01:30 PM-04:20 PM