Instructors

Johannes Evelein

Professor of Language and Culture Studies

Address

MC - 213

Categories

All Trinity Courses

Description

In this course students explore life in divided Germany as portrayed in literature and film from both sides of the border. Against the backdrop of Nazi Germany’s defeat, the daunting task of rebuilding the country—free market or soviet style—and the ebb and flow of Cold War tension, students become familiar with major writers and filmmakers taking the pulse of the German people. Featured prominently are the city of Berlin as the epicenter of the Cold War, the nuclear arms’ race and peace efforts, coming to terms with Germany’s Nazi past, the dream of “normalcy”, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.—Taught in English
Launch Course