Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

21F.420: Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to Present

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Studies the history, aesthetics, and cultural contexts of German film since the end of World War II. Explores films of "New German Cinema" by Fassbinder, Wenders, Herzog, and others, and investigates the film tradition of East Germany and the internationalization of German cinema since the 1980s. Special thematic focus on the representation of history in film. Taught in German. Prereq - 21F.404. 21F.474, or permission of instructor.

Prereqs:  21F.404. 21F.474, or permission of instructor

Enrollment limited to 18 for pedagogical reasons. Preference will be given to pre-registered students, including pre-registered undergraduates who were cut from the same class the previous semester due to the enrollment cap. Please note that you have to attend the first day of class to maintain your preference level. In case of overenrollment, preference will be given in the following order: declared majors, declared minors, declared concentrators, continuing students, pre-registered students of 21F.076J, sophomores, juniors, freshmen, seniors and graduate students.

Units: 2-2-8(U)



Fall 2013

Section No. Instructor Days Time Room
1 K. Fendt MW 7-8:30pm 16-628


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