Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
German and German Studies

Academics

German 267. Weimar and Nazi Cinema and Culture

This course examines the films of the Weimar and Nazi periods and their socio-historical, politico-cultural and aesthetic contexts of production. It covers a wide variety of works from the early beginnings of German cinema to the end of WWII. Each week is thematically structured around one film and several readings, on topics such as “the male gaze,” “mass culture and modernity”, or “fascist aesthetics.”

(Previously Lulu, Lola and Leni: Women of German Cinema)