GMST 111. Genres

Topic for Fall 2018: German Television
This seminar will delve into German media history from the development of television in the 1930s to the broadcast era ranging from the 1950s to early 1980s and culminate in a look at the television landscape during the periods of privatization and convergence.  Throughout the course, we will focus on the way television as a socio-political, artistic and economic medium responds to and co-constructs German, European and hybrid cultural, national, and regional identities.  Readings in German and English. Weekly screenings of canonical German television genres and episodes followed by blog posts. Two short in-class presentations. One 10-page analytical paper. A final creative or analytical team project.
Prerequisite: GMST 008   or GMST 020   or permission from the instructor. 
2 credits.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: German Studies  
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