Dr. Thorsten Carstensen: "Learning from John Ford: History, Time, and Geography in the Novels of Peter Handke"

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On 17 May 2018, Thorsten Carstensen, Ph.D., visited the Center for German-American Educational History and gave a lecture on "Learning from John Ford: History, Time, and Geography in the Novels of Peter Handke" in our lecture series "Public History, Popular History or Historical Edutainment - Representations of German and American History in Theatre, Cinema and Television"...

Lecture Series: Public History, Popular History or Historical Edutainment - Representations of German and American History in Theatre, Cinema and Television

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The lecture series explores how popular forms of drama have been—and can be—used as powerful tools for teaching the complicated and entangled histories of Germany and the United States. German and American Educators, historians, and theater professionals will discuss an array of German and American productions that depict and teach histories that include the American Revolution, chattel slavery, the Holocaust, and postwar Germany...