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GRMN 34008 - Die Reise:German Counterculture 1968-78

Course Credit: 1
Die Reise: German Counterculture 1968-78 Die Reise: German Counterculture 1968-78 examines the culture and politics of West Germany through the lens of counter-cultural musical and literary production. Taking the Weimar Republic as its point of departure, it investigates: historical relations between intoxication and violence; the echoes of early 20th-century philosophical musical debates in the music of the late 60s and 70s; relations between American and German music, politics, and culture; the German response to the Vietnam War; and revolutionary politics. Over the semester, students will engage with literary texts, manifestos, music and film, tracing the period’s moves from analog to digital, from psychedelics to amphetamines, from peace and love to terrorism. Prerequisite(s): GRMN-26000; or permission of instructor [AH, C]