"Rethinking Weimar" is a three-day interdisciplinary conference that will bring together American and European scholars from German studies, history, film, art history, anthropology, Jewish studies, and comparative literature to analyze and debate various aspects of Weimar Germany. The conference will take place in workshop format with pre-circulated papers, and is explicitly conceived as an interdisciplinary exchange that will probe and problematize the links between cultural production and politics. Taking the end of the First World War as its starting point, this conference seeks to contend with the protracted trauma of the war itself and the shock of its loss as definitive moments in the shaping of the Weimar Republic and its legacies of political violence. We will explore the ruptures between pre-war and interwar social fabrics and cultural practices, which have been overshadowed by the powerful assertion of continuities in German history and culture. The conference aims to re-consider the Republicís place in recent retrospectives on the German twentieth century.
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