Featured Course: Lovers in a Dangerous Time

Modern Languages and Literatures Professor Landry is teaching her “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” class this semester.In this course we will explore love and desire and its challenges through the lens of a century of German film. The story of forbidden or impossible love can be traced through German film from its earlier period in the 1920s all the way to the present and it offers a universal frame for thinking about history’s dangerous times. How do wars, walls, genocide, homophobia, and racism shape and break love during Germany’s tumultuous twentieth-century history? Film will show us these points of connectivity and fracture.