Summer 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Roemer, Nils
Discipline and Number
HUHI 6334 Section 05A
MW Time 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Course Title
Exploring Urban Cultures

Description of Course:

This seminar focuses on the European metropolitan cities Berlin, Paris, and London from the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. Each of these cities was at once the important center of population, economic and cultural life of its respective country, as well as an imperial hub for the exchange of goods, ideas, and peoples from across the world. The seminar will explore issues of urban renewal and planning, space, class, and migration. Key factors we will look at are social class, gender, ethnicity, consumer culture, urban tourism, crime, and the representation of the city in literature, art, and film. Course readings include Walter Benjamin, Christopher Isherwood, George Orwell, Joseph Roth, and Emile Zola.

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