21F.056 Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to Present (MIT)
This course is an invitation to German film-making since the end of the Second World War. We investigate how German cinema captured the atmosphere of the immediate post-war years and discuss extensively major works of the "New German Cinema" of the Sixties and Seventies. We also look at examples of East Germany's film production and finally observe the very different roads German cinema has been taking from the 1990's into the present.
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Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream, 1945-1969-Unit 14
This episode guides the viewer through the works and contexts of ethnic writers from 1945-1965. Starting with the works of Ralph Waldo Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday, we explore the way writers from the margins took over the center of American culture.


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21L.002-2 Foundations of Western Culture II: Renaissance to Modernity (MIT)
This subject offers a broad survey of texts (both literary and philosophical) drawn from the Western tradition and selected to trace the growth of ideas about the nature of mankind's ethical and political life in the West since the renaissance. It will deal with the change in perspective imposed by scientific ideas, the general loss of a supernatural or religious perspective upon human events, and the effects for good or ill of the increasing authority of an intelligence uninformed by relig
Author(s): Kibel, Alvin

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European Civilization, 1648-1945
This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations
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The American Novel Since 1945
In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Keroua
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To the Shores of Iwo Jima (ca.1945) 1 of 2
Incredible color footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically c
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To the Shores of Iwo Jima (ca.1945) 2 of 2
Incredible color footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically c
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Truman Faces New Job With Confidence 1945/04/19
[starts with no sound, silent pictures of Truman, staff, then sound when Truman gives speech] "Early in the A.M. President Harry S. Truman leaves Blair House, his new temporary home, and briskly walks to the White House. Mathew J. Connelly, his confidential secretary, and Leonard Reinsch, his press and radio relations man, are busy at their tasks. The President nominates John W. Snyder, St. Louis banker, to become Federal Loan Administrator. Mr. Truman confers with the U.S. delegates to the fort
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1945 Iwo Jima Aerial Raw Footage in Color
Iwo Jima. Unedited USMC Kodachrome raw footage from 1945. Aerial images of the attack on Iwo Jima. Soundtrack added (Demo Only) in 2008 by ROMANO-ARCHIVES, performed by Tangerine Dream. This is a clip from the ROMANO-ARCHIVES' new website-"Unknown World War 2 in Color"-"WW2 Japan & Pacific" section.
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News reel of Mussolini's execution 1945
Mussolini's execution is actually shown on this news reel. Short but very graphic.
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Political Borders of Germany from 1789 to 2005
No narration in this video. Only an ever-changing map that shows how Germany changed between 1789 to 2005.

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VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945: The War is Over
A three minute video of Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Students will probably laugh and get a kick out of the outfits, but if you can talk to them about what was going through the minds of these members of the armed forces...going home; alive. Perhaps they could do an interview with some WW Two veterans. There is some scenes of drinking, but very light hearted. And, this is also a primary resource and you could explain
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U.S. Frontier Roads ; Trails from 1820 - present
U.S. Frontier Roads & Trails from 1820 - present. Major trails and roads are traced using maps, slides, and narration.

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Katharine Hepburn &Little Women Live Radio Performance 1945 Part 3
Katharine Hepburn, and others perform Little Women for Theatre Guild.  It is an on the Air radio broadcast from December 23rd 1945.
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2.3 Fall of the Bastille, 14 July 1789
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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8.4 The Enlightenment and modernity
The unit will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of the conceptual territory and the intellectual and cultural climate. We will examine the impact of Enlightenment on a variety of areas including science, religion, the classics, art and nature. Finally, we will examine the forces of change which led from Enlightenment to Romanticism.
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5.8 Delacroix’s modernity – the historical context
In this unit you will be introduced to a variety of Delacroix’s work and see how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism. You will study Delacroix’s early career, his classical background, the development of Romantic ideas and their incorporation into his work. You will have the opportunity to study some of his most important paintings and compare them to works favouring a Neoclassical approach. You will also be able to see how his themes, subjects
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5.7 Extremes of modernity
In this unit you will be introduced to a variety of Delacroix’s work and see how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism. You will study Delacroix’s early career, his classical background, the development of Romantic ideas and their incorporation into his work. You will have the opportunity to study some of his most important paintings and compare them to works favouring a Neoclassical approach. You will also be able to see how his themes, subjects
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5.6 Modernity – challenging tradition
In this unit you will be introduced to a variety of Delacroix’s work and see how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism. You will study Delacroix’s early career, his classical background, the development of Romantic ideas and their incorporation into his work. You will have the opportunity to study some of his most important paintings and compare them to works favouring a Neoclassical approach. You will also be able to see how his themes, subjects
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Goethe-Institut : Deutschland Erlesen
Text and the City: a literary map of Germany is an English translation of the German website, Deutschland Erlesen. The English site is presented by the Goethe Institute in London. The site provides selections from recent and contemporary well-known writers, who hail from, or are associated with, fourteen German towns and cities: Berlin; Bremen; Dresden; Frankfurt am Main; Hamburg; Cologne; Bonn; Leipzig; Mannheim; Heidelberg; Munich; Rostock; Stuttgart; and Weimar. There are some references t
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