The course explores speculative approaches to historiography, focusing on new methods of writing media histories for women and LGBTQ+ and nonwhite people. Students will learn to analyze and interpret materials of visual culture and moving image work thematizing Germany and Europe that engage with speculation as a productive mode of writing media history. The course will pay particular attention to new scholarship in Black European Studies that challenges gendered and colonial teleological historiographies. Taught in English.
German 191A: Speculative Ways of Writing History
Instructor: Kalani Michell