An Introduction to German Culture: Putting Democracy to test: Performing Resistance and Transcultural Communities

GER-E 121 — Fall 2020 — Themester

Days and Times
Tues/Thurs, 1:00–2:15 p.m.
Course Description

The German-speaking world has a history of democracy undermined by totalitarianism and fascism. German and Austrian societies still include far-right parties. Even Switzerland, despite its direct democracy, is currently shaped by rising far-right populism. Performance in the German-speaking world has played a crucial role resisting anti-democratic tendencies post-1945. In this class, we will focus on performances that were staged as interventions against totalitarianism and that additionally promote transcultural community-building.


Instructor: Dr. Teresa Kovacs