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To finish my experiment with spacing the posts, I bring you at last…. Richard Wagner. He is such a monumental figure that it’s easy to find information on him – check this official site for a variety of biographical material, interviews, and information about his works. But he is also a very problematic figure as […]

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So far in the course we have tended to concentrate on England and France — two of the most solid and successful states of the 18th and 19th centuries. Both of these states achieved early on a unified state and society: uncontested borders, coherent and rationalized language, single state-sponsored religion, and a culturally influential capital […]

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If you’ve had time to tour the neighborhood of SCS headquarters, you might have noticed the Goethe Institut just two blocks away. That’s the German government’s most high-profile, worldwide institution of culture and language, offering an array of classes, performances, film screenings, and other cultural events (some of which will be worth attending this semester! […]

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