Spring Quarter 2019
The Department of Germanics offers several exciting literature and culture courses in English:
GERMAN 293A / CHID 270B: Gegenkultur: The Art of Protest
(sln: 14805), VLPA/I&S, DIV, 5 credits
TTh 1:00 – 2:20pm, MGH 231
Instructor: Dr. Jasmin Krakenberg
Focusing on the culture of today’s German-speaking world, the course reflects on the role of visual arts, film, music, prose, poetry, and drama in responding to conflict. Its goal is to understand the role of protest and dissent in the 20th and 21st century. How do writers, artists, and filmmakers adopt new communication strategies to resist dominant narratives? And how effective is art as a form of protest and a conduit of change?
Protest and resistance take many forms. In the search for better understanding how culture is created, resisted, and appropriated, we will focus on independent, unpopular, and marginalized voices, including the wide range of social...Read more