GERST 1121

GERST 1121

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Berlin is a city that reinvents itself by rewriting itself. In this writing seminar we'll study a variety of literary, visual, and sonic texts to create a virtual map of the city, from its emergence as modern metropolis in the 1920s, reduction to rubble in World War II, afterlife as refuge of the disaffected in the 1980s, and rebirth at the turn of the 21st century. As we make our way through the linguistic, visual and aural landscape of its ever-changing topography we'll create our own stories of a mythical Berlin in dialogue with texts written by the displaced persons who breached its real and imagined walls and navigated its illicit economies.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

Comments No knowledge of German is expected.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18591 GERST 1121   SEM 101

    • MWF Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
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