Author Archives: tobiasboes

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Tonight’s screening of Heimat will once again begin at 7:30 pm in 117 De Bartolo.  In episodes 3 and 4, “The Best Christmas Ever” and “The Imperial Highway,” we will be exploring everyday life under the Nazi regime during the … Continue reading

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Attention: In order to make the Heimat screenings accessible to as many people as possible, I’ve moved our time slot up by half an hour.  So from now on, the episodes will be shown in 117 De Bartolo from 7:30 … Continue reading

A Sense of Belonging

I greatly enjoyed our initial discussion of Edgar Reitz’s Heimat series on Tuesday, and have been thinking about it a lot since.  When I prepared to lead class that day, I anticipated that we would have to work through some largely formal objections – the slow pacing of the series, the many amateur actors, etc.  But clearly I underestimated you, because you rightly identified these characteristics as important elements of Reitz’s style.  And while we may not have found a coherent answer for why he would use such a deliberately amateurish style, we’ve already made significant inroads into our analysis of the series, inroads that we will build on next week. Continue reading

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Reminder: We’ll have our first Heimat screening tonight from 8-10 pm in De Bartolo 117.  If you can’t make it, you’ll need to watch episode one on your own time prior to tomorrow’s class. There will be no student-generated blog … Continue reading

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Microsoft Exchange is back up, so you can now reach me by email again.  Of course, my office doors are always open to you as well! The location for our film screenings, which will commence on Monday at 8 pm, … Continue reading

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Please note that I have pushed back the deadlines for both the rough draft and the final version of the final paper on our schedule.  This should make it easier for those of you who want to write a paper … Continue reading

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A link to the PDF handout providing instructions for our collaborative Marco Polo project is now available via the “Handouts” page.  Within the next day or two, I’ll post another link with information about library reserves that are available to … Continue reading