Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Department

Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture

Reader 1

Marc Katz

Reader 2

David Roselli

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© 2014 Carrie Grace Latimer

Abstract

This paper explores Alexanderplatz during the Weimar Period in Berlin. It is looked at from three different perspectives: historical urban plans, Alfred Döblin's novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1980's film adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz. Through these three mediums, an argument forms that Alexanderplatz functioned as both a major transit space for movement of transportation and pedestrians, but also the transit space for the movement of ideas and information.