History 218 1918 Europe 1989 Dr. Cocks Spring 2013 Syllabus Classroom: Olin 232, MWF 2:15-3:20, Bobbitt 113, T 7-10 pm Office: Rob 209; Office Hours: MTWF 10-11:30, TR 4:30-5 + by appt. & happenstance Office Phone: 0390; Home Phone: 629-5795; email: [email protected] See also “Course Materials” at www.albion.edu/academics /history/faculty-and-staff/12geoffrey-cocks REQUIRED READING (college bookstore): Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace; Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London; Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (student edition, 1985); Rodriguez, Revolver; Ash, The File All reading assignments are to be completed before class on the first date (usually a Monday) listed directly under "READING" in the schedule below. Please bring the text/s to class since we will occasionally be referring to them during class lectures. In nine of the weeks, Tuesday evening films in Bobbitt Auditorium take the place of daytime class to supplement or take the place of reading. Attendance at evening films as scheduled is mandatory. We will begin each day with a summary by a student chosen by the instructor of the previous lecture or discussion. NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES MAY BE USED IN ANY CLASS OR EXAM SESSION. EXAMINATIONS: There will be a mid-term and final essay examination. All written comments on exams should be read carefully as they are an essential part of the educational process. All final examinations will be returned via campus mail after the end of the semester. PAPERS: Four five-page papers (two pages per sheet of paper, that is, printed on both sides) on readings and films, at least two of which must be on one of the readings. Each paper should explore the relationship of the subject matter and arguments of the book or film to the material covered in class lecture and discussion. Written comments on the returned papers should be read carefully since they are vital to the educational value of these written assignments. The papers are due the Monday following the week for which the reading or film is assigned; TWO of the papers MUST be submitted by Monday, March 18. NO MORE THAN ONE PAPER MAY BE TURNED IN FOR ANY ONE WEEK OR ANY LATER THAN THE LAST DAY OF CLASS IN THE SEMESTER. The Peace after the War to End all Wars READING: Keynes, ix-xxxvii 1/22 film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Germany, 1919), Bobbitt 113, 7-8:30 pm 1/23 discussion of film 1/25 1918 The Years of Turmoil and Adjustment READING: finish Keynes 1/28 Turmoil, 1919-1924 1/30 Adjustment, 1924-1929 2/1 discussion of Keynes A Room of One’s Own READING: begin Orwell 2/4 in-class film: A Room of One’s Own (United States, 1980) 2/5 film: Orlando (England, 1993), Bobbitt 113, 7-9 pm 2/6 discussion of films 2/8 Great Britain in the Twenties “2+2=5" READING: finish Orwell; Hilberg, 5-38 2/11 The Slump, 1929-1939 2/13 Communism, Fascism, and Democracy 2/15 discussion of Orwell 2/18 Germans into Nazis 2/19 film: Land and Freedom (England, 1995), Bobbitt 113, 7-9 pm 2/20 discussion of film 2/22 Adolf Hitler, Time Magazine “Man of the Year” for 1938 The War after the War to End All Wars READING: Hilberg, 41-331 2/25 The Last European War 2/27 World War 3/1 Total War 3/4 MID-TERM EXAMINATION 3/6 Extermination 3/8 discussion of Hilberg The Empire Strikes Out READING: begin Rodriguez 3/18 Decolonization and Globalization 3/19 film: The Battle of Algiers (Algeria/Italy, 1966) w/Night and Fog (France, 1955), Bobbitt 113, 7-9:30 pm 3/20 discussion of films 3/22 Cold War From Rubble to Recovery READING: continue Rodriguez 3/25 The Recovery of Europe 3/26 film: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (England, 1962), Bobbitt 113, 7-8:45 3/27 discussion of film 3/29 The Iron Curtain Make Love, Not War READING: finish Rodriguez 4/1 Driving Sideways: Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Revolution 4/2 film: A Hard Day’s Night (England, 1964), Bobbitt 113, 7-8:30 pm 4/3 discussion of film 4/5 discussion of Rodriguez The Perils of Prosperity READING: begin Ash 4/8 From Common Market to Economic Community 4/10 Behind the Curtain 4/12 Détente The Curtain Rusts READING: Ash, 3-132 4/15 The Federal Republic of Germany 4/17 The German Democratic Republic 4/19 discussion of Ash 1989 READING: Ash, 133-256 4/22 Glasnost and Perestroika 4/23 film: Goodbye Lenin! (Germany, 2003), Bobbitt 113, 7-9:15 pm 4/24 Revorm and Refolution 4/26 discussion of Ash Ghostscript: The New Nationalism 4/29 “Yu go, Slavia!” 4/30 film: The Secret Life of Words (Spain, 2005), Bobbitt 113, 7-9 pm 5/1 discussion of film FINAL EXAMINATION: Tuesday, May 7, 8-10 a.m.