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Examines the history and legacy of German colonialism through the lens of literature, film, visual culture, and museum exhibits. Investigates how cultural artifacts create ?colonial fantasies? that affirm or subvert colonialist ideology. Pairing primary sources with readings in postcolonial and critical race theory, the course sheds light on key concepts such as imperialism, colonialism, exoticism, eurocentrism, hybridity, decolonization, neocolonialism, racism, and genocide. Attention is paid both to the cultural underpinnings of German colonialism in the past and the implications of the colonial past for German society today. In English. May by taken at that 100 level with additional readings and meetings in German.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences