Preparatory homework pieces or presentations, depending on class size.
You will have to watch all the films we discuss in your spare time. Some obligatory(!) communal viewing will be arranged for films not easily accessible.
Please note: These films were designed and intended to make a contribution to the war effort; they are propaganda films in which "the Germans" and "the Nazis" are the enemies and portrayed, in some cases, in a satirical and farcical mode. We will discuss these things in terms of representation and discourse; not in political or historiographical terms. We will not discuss Nazi ideologies as such, and on no account will I tolerate right-wing or apologist slogans in my classrooms. Anyone who insists on making right-wing or national-socialist statements may be removed from the classroom by the Security Service of the university.