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Stories We Tell Course Pairing

Major Writers Special Topics: Poetry (EN 200)

A study of selected works written in English from two or more historical periods. (Prerequisite: EN 101.)

Faculty Biography

Dr. Katherine Shloznikova is a faculty member in the department of English. She is a recent transplant to Baltimore from New York, among other places. She likes theater, museums, standup comedy and travelling. She is currently at work on a book about egoism and its discontents. 

Encountering the Past: From German Democracy to Nazi Dictatorship (HS 100)

HS 100 explores why the study of the past is essential to understanding the present. Students will learn to think like historians and will come to understand how to apply historical skills to their writing, reading, and critical thinking. To do so, this section of HS 100 will focus on a single historical period: the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). Emerging after Germany's defeat in the First World War, the Weimar Republic saw vast social, political, and economic changes before being dismantled and replaced by the Nazi dictatorship in 1933. Was Germany's first experiment with democracy doomed to fail? Did it bring about radical change of its own or simply unleash currents already underway? What were the legacies of total war for this society? How modern were the gender politics, ideas about sexuality, and cultural movements of the Weimar Republic? Exploring the Weimar Republic allows us to trace the changes and tensions of the 20th century that emerged out of the First World War and that still shape the world we live in today. 

Faculty Biography

Dr. Willeke Sandler is a Maryland native and received her Ph.D. from Duke University. Her research focuses on Nazi Germany and German colonialism in Africa, and she is also interested in studying propaganda, images as sources of history, and how people define the boundaries of their nation and national identity. She recently published a book called Empire in the Heimat: Colonialism and Public Culture in the Third Reich. At Loyola, she teaches courses on European history and public history.

Mentor Biography

Kaitlyn Winner - bio coming soon!

Virtual Advisor

EN 200 satisfies the core requirement of 200-level History or English for all students. It is recommended that students interested in this pairing have taken the AP English Exam. DR 251 satisfies the Fine Arts core requirement for all students. HS 100 satisfies the History core requirement for all students.