History | Fascism in Europe
J400 | 2862 | Ipsen

Above section open to majors only
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also
	requires registration in COAS W333
Above section open to undergraduates only

This course will explore the phenomenon of fascism (and national
socialism) in Europe from its presumed origins in the late
nineteenth century through to its full-blown expressions in the
regimes of fascist Italy and nazi Germany. We shall also look at
fascist movements in the western democracies as well as fascist or
quasi-fascist regimes in eastern Europe. We’ll certainly also devote
a week to the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.  Ideally we’ll
also look at post-war neo-fascist movements. In addition to
political and ideological issues, we’ll consider fascist aesthetics
(as expressed in painting, sculpture, architecture and film),
fascist social engineering and (of course) fascist racism.