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What's Right and What's Left? Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Politics in Inter-War Europe

COL 210
Spring 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 289
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course will move between Italy, France, and Germany in an attempt to define and understand the relation between right- and left-wing politics in modern European intellectual and cultural production up until World War II. Using Zeev Sternhell's NEITHER RIGHT NOR LEFT as a reference point, we will attempt to construct our own "fascist minimum" and to analyze the political trajectories of a number of figures from left to right and vice-versa. We will also attempt to understand the perceived political, social, and cultural crisis of the inter-war period and the appeals of fascism, Nazism, and socialism in response to this crisis.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on AUG-13-2022
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