HUM 309

Nationalism: British and German Nationalism in the Age of Industrialization and Empire, 1700-1919

This course examines the development of British and German nationalism from the perspective of history and literary studies. The course also makes use of the visual arts, film, and song. Students in their papers and exams are asked to draw upon their knowledge of these interdisciplinary materials. By comparing and contrasting the forms that liberalism, conservatism, and socialism took in England and Germany, students become acquainted with a wide range of political and sociopolitical visions of freedom and authority that still inform national conflicts today.