Over There: An Overview

In case you missed any or all of it the first time, here’s an overview of my just-concluded series thinking through a proposal to turn my “January term” course on the history of World War I into a study trip through England, Belgium, France, and Germany.

I started with some words of introduction, then continued day by day:

  1. Imaginative Immersion (Arden Hills, MN)
  2. Travel and Sojourning (to London)
  3. Great Films about the Great War (London)
  4. Suffrage, Empire, and Strikes (London)
  5. The First War Documentary (London)
  6. Nevinson’s War (London)
  7. Sing! Sing! Sing! (London)
  8. Tolkien, Lewis, and the Memory of War (Oxford)
  9. The Challenge of Commemoration (London)
  10. “What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?” (to Ieper)
  11. “Last Post” (Ieper)
  12. The War Elsewhere (The Somme)
  13. Bennie and Mabel (to Paris)
  14. “Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys” (Paris)
  15. “The Right Kind of Peace” (Versailles)
  16. What If? (Paris)
  17. Expats (Paris)
  18. A Day of Rest (Paris)
  19. A War of Words (to Munich)
  20. Now Where? (Munich)
  21. “The Capital of the Movement” (Munich)
  22. Pretending (Dachau)
  23. Loving War, Seeking Peace (to Minneapolis-St. Paul)

Thanks for reading, and please leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail to let me know what you think!


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