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Green Politics in Germany (Workshop)

In March 1983, the West German Greens became the first new party to enter the Bundestag since the early days of the Federal Republic. This workshop, which will take place on the thirtieth anniversary of the Greens’ March 1983 entrance … Continued

Volatile Masculinities in German and American Pop Literatures (Seminar)

UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Molly Knight is Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Wake Forest University. From the 1960s to the present day, one viewpoint has occupied the center of the Pop movement and controlled Pop texts' portrayals of cultural upheaval and disillusionment: the disturbed … Continued

Negotiating Gay Rights, Youth Protection, and Combat Readiness: The West German Bundeswehr and the Reform of the Criminal Code (Seminar)

UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Between 1969 and 1973, the § 175 of the West German Criminal Code, which penalized male homosexuality, was liberalized. This reform was greatly influenced by political considerations about how it would affect the West German armed forces—the Bundeswehr. Jurists, politicians … Continued