Deutsche Kultur - 100 Jahre Literatur, Film und Kunst

Deutsche Kultur - 100 Jahre Literatur, Film und Kunst

Course dates:
21 July, 2018 to 18 August, 2018
1,100 €
Language, Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Saturday, 23 June, 2018
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

General information

This seminar will examine the changes Germany has undergone from the foundation of the German Empire in 1871 up to the present day: Empire, World War I, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the division of Germany after World War II, reunification in 1989. The course will focus primarily on the perceptions of political, cultural, and social processes, as formulated by the writers, filmmakers, and artists of the respective periods. This will be illustrated using, among others, the example of Berlin, which is without a doubt the focal point of historical events in Germany.

Through selected texts, films, and works of art, we will examine, for example, the following questions: what possibilities of self-assertion did the individual have in a world characterized by the patriotic frenzy of empire? How did technological progress and urbanization influence culture in the 1920s? How did literature and film react to the Nazi’s rise to power and subsequent dictatorship? How did Germany’s situation in the Cold War impact its artistic production? How was literature and art affected by the reunification?

In addition, excursions to museums and historical locations will give students the opportunity to discover the current and historical development of the country firsthand, in order to strengthen and deepen their understanding and knowledge thereof.


FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • single room in a shared apartment at the student dorms
  • single occupancy apartment
  • stay with a Berlin host family

For more details on the different accommodation options, please click here.


The easiest way to register for FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

Registration deadline is June 23, 2018.

A comprehensive overview on fees and registration can be found here.

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Contact information


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