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Welcome to the Revolution!

Submitted by Ellwood Wiggins on September 21, 2020 - 11:50am
Heiner Müller, Georg Büchner: The Task/Danton's Death
Stück-Collage: "Dantons Tod" von Georg Büchner und "Der Auftrag von Heiner Müller" im Grazer Schauspielhaus, 2017

Incoming Freshmen in Early Fall Start studied Revolutions and their Art (Aug-Sept 2020).  Students were located across the world in this remote learning course taught by Germanics professor, Ellwood Wiggins. In class, they discussed representations of revolutions from the 18th century to today, including the American Revolution (Hamilton: a Broadway musical in which people of color play slave-owning revolutionaries) and the Haitian Revolution (in which people of color free themselves from slavery and establish an independent state). They also explored the art and poetry of recent Hong Kong protesters. They learned about revolutions and revolutionary theory through artworks and texts by German thinkers like Georg Büchner, Peter Weiss, Heiner Müller, and Hannah Arendt. Throughout the course, they worked in groups to create a public website on a revolution of their choice, for which they analyzed both visual and textual representations. 

Explore their revolutionary discoveries through this portal!

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