Paris and Berlin in the 1920’s [F-19-45]

Presenter: Jennifer Sovde
Location: SUNY Canton: Miller Campus Center 212-214
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 3:00 PM 10/21, 10/28
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The cataclysmic destruction of the First World War ushered in explosive cultural and artistic developments in Paris and Berlin in the 1920s. This course examines the artistic and cultural worlds of Paris and Berlin in the interwar period. We will discuss the connections between the social, cultural, and political changes that reshaped conceptions of modernity and “civilization.”

Jennifer Sovde is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Canton, where she teaches courses in European and world history. Jennifer is a social and cultural historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe. Her current research focuses on the development of children’s consumer culture in interwar Paris. NOTES: Suggested viewings: Paris the Luminous Years: Toward the Making of the Modern, and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Suggested readings: Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast; Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Babylon Revisited.”

Cap: 40



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