[PAST EVENT] German Studies Lecture: Professor Stephen Brockmann
September 10, 2014
5pm - 6:30pm
Professor Brockmann's major research projects explore the relationship between literature and culture on the one hand and German national identity on the other. His most recent book, A Critical History of German Film, which was published in 2010, is an overview of German film history from the perspective of German national identity. Nuremberg: The Imaginary Capital, which was published in 2006, is a broad study of German cultural history since 1500, with particular emphasis on the period since 1800. German Literary Culture at the Zero Hour, published in 2004, examines the ways in which German intellectuals and writers, in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, confronted perhaps the most difficult complex of problems ever faced by modern intellectuals in the western world: the complete defeat and devastation of their country, the crimes of the Hitler dictatorship, the onset of the Cold war, and ultimately the political division of the nation.