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GM3091   The Nazi Past in German Cultural Memory

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

For almost 70 years German-language culture has wrestled with the burden of responsibility for the Second World War and the Holocaust and constantly questioned the capacity of literature, film and memorials to represent both the past and the conscience of the nation. This module will explore cultural memory of the Nazi past in Germany from 1945 to the present day, situating it in its philosophical and socio-political context. Students will analyse a wide variety of texts, debates and memorials, from novels to Youtube memes, asking what Vergangenheitsbew┬žltigung was, is and will be in the future.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the German Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%


Module coordinator: Dr C Lawson
Module teaching staff: Dr C Lawson