Culture and Society in the First World War

History 39J

Fall 2005
Instructor: 
Barrows
Location: 
2303 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 10-12
CCN: 
394
Units: 
Units

The course will explore the Great War of 1914-1918 through the prisms of historical analysis, fiction, poetry, music, and film. We will read accounts of trench warfare, the mobilization of soldiers, the impact of the war on the "home front," the nature of propaganda, the shifting relationships between men and women, and the diverse meanings of commemoration after the armistice. Readings will include such fictional works as All Quiet on the Western Front, Under Fire, and A Very Long Engagement, films, including "Gallipoli", "J'accuse, and "Life and Nothing But," as well as historical monographs and articles. Students will be asked to write two essays, to participate in each week's discussion, and to attend all films.

Notes: 

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