ELCS7001 - Citizenship, Memorialisation and Modernity: The Case of Berlin
Value: 0.5 course unit
Tutor: Prof Mary Fulbrook
Teaching structure: Teaching will be delivered through a series of six seminars based at UCL plus one week of intensive work in Berlin during Reading Week.
Assessment: One 4000 word project, due on the first day of Term 3.
Available to: Students who are interested will need to send a short paragraph in support of their application to Catherine Ballade.
This module uses a case study of citizenship, memorialization and
modernity in Berlin to address wider, interdisciplinary questions about
the significance of the past for citizens in shaping a later present and
envisioning a better future. Berlin, with its lengthy cultural
traditions, its diverse history and changing constructions of
citizenship (from the ambiguous legacies of the Prussian Enlightenment
and militarism, through imperialism, modernism and failed democracy, to
the doubly dictatorial past, and a pivotal role in both the divided Cold
War world and the current European Union), provides a fascinating basis
for discussions in the increasingly multi-cultural and mobile society
of 21st-century Europe. This module focuses on the relations between
politics and culture, aesthetic issues and historical representations,
multiple identities and citizenship in all senses of the word.
Cost: Student costs for the trip to Berlin will be subsidized to a
maximum of £500 per student against agreed expenses.