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Revisiting German Cultural History


Not surprising, given its complexities and impact on so much of world history, Germany has been the subject of much scholarly analysis, and endless opinion. The welcome arrival of Neil MacGregor's Germany: Memories of a Nation in 2014 provides the opportunity to turn our attention, with new insights, welcome maps, updated bibliography, and a critical perspective, to the major milestones of German history and culture. In this chronologically arranged overview, we will consider the lives and events that inform any introduction to the subject of Germany, guided by several of MacGregor's essays in this book. German art, literature, architecture, and music will contribute to our discussions.

Instructor Bio:

Mr. Stewart retired from UVA and the Department of German, where he taught courses on German literature, history, and culture. Beyond UVA, he was a visiting professor in Germany on four occasions. His keen interest in German literary and cultural history began as an undergraduate while studying abroad in Freiburg in the 1960s and has continued to the present with frequent visits to Germany.

Required Reading:

MacGregor, Neil. Germany: Memories of a Nation, 2016. No knowledge of German is required, but speakers of German are encouraged to add their familiarity with the language and experiences to our classes.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B405 Gordon Stewart Apr 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 Th 1:00-2:30 p.m. Senior Center WL

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