Episode 2 – Discussing Spatial Narratives with Sarah Koellner

Sarah Koellner, a visiting assistant professor in the German and Russian Department, is using a technique called mapping to see the changing dynamics of East and West Germany as portrayed in the German TV series “Germany 83” and “Germany 86.”  When I spoke with her this past week, she brought me up to speed on the TV series, spatial narrative assignments, and how she hopes the assignment will challenge the students.

You can download PDFs of her course syllabus and mapping assignment to see how exactly this concept works within the class.


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To see an example of a completed mapping assignment, click here.