"It was a time of intense reevaluation": Gender Constructs in Weimar and Nazi era Cinema
Scimemi-O-Sullivan, Zina G.
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The cinema produced during Weimar and Nazi Germany is not a new subject matter. It is a subject that contains a plethora of secondary sources and a unique historiography that began shortly after World War II. I began my research on this topic early in my college career. I took a class which focused on the revolutions of the past. For a paper I assessed whether or not the Nazi takeover of 1933 could in fact be seen as a revolution. In the spring of my sophomore year I took my junior seminar. It was based on the interwar period. It is during this period that the parameters of my future topic really took shape. This project has gone in many different directions and I have tried to understand the era from many different perspectives. Each chapter is arranged around a relevant time period and idea. By approaching my topic in this sense I hoped to understand the ways that the events of the specific era were influenced the culture and how in turn the culture influenced the thinking of the society.