275B.001 Spring 2007

History 275B.001

Spring 2007
Instructor: 
Stovall
Location: 
108 Wheeler
Day & Time: 
Tues 12-2
CCN: 
39717
Units: 
Units

History 275B is a graduate readings seminar that will cover the history and historiography of Europe in the twentieth century. Starting with general overviews of the period, we will cover topics including the Belle Epoque, the two world wars, fascism, Nazism, and the Holocaust, the Cold War, decolonization, the rise of consumer society, postcolonial Europe, and the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellites in Eastern Europe. We will look at these events from a variety of different perspectives, including social history, cultural history, anthropological and literary approaches, memoirs, and fiction. If time and our collective energies permit we will consider the prospects for Europe in the 21st century.