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New Evil – The Joker in “The Dark Knight” as a Prototype of the Post-September 11-Villain

Thesis, Wintersemester 2008/2009, grade 1,3 (“very good”), Potsdam University by Lars Dittmer … some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money…they can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. (Alfred Pennyworth, Butler of Bruce Wayne, assessing the Joker) All you care about is money. This town deserves a better class … Continue reading

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Does the President matter? Presidential environmental performance in the USA and its impact on green groups

term paper, winter semester 2007/2008, Potsdam University by Lars Dittmer Preservation in all its facets in the United States stretches back over more than hundred years and over large parts of this period has enjoyed considerable support by public and politics. However, two decades after World War II, „as the nation shifted from an industrial to a postindustrial (or postmaterialist) … Continue reading

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The United Kingdom as an outsider to the EU

term paper abstract, winter semester 2007/2007, Potsdam University by Lisanne Dorn and Lars Dittmer “Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least five hundred years – to create a disunited Europe. (…)It was necessary for us to break up the EEC,(…) now that we’re in, we were able to make a pig’s breakfast out of it.” (The … Continue reading

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Living in Dsytopa? Digital (non-) places in postmodern films and in the internet

term paper abstract, Wintersemester 2006/2007, Potsdam University by Lars Dittmer online gaming has become a standard feature of most games that are put on the market. As a result, online communities and new „social relations“ – the phrase is put in quotation marks with a clear intent here – are established on a permanent basis in these realms with after-effects … Continue reading

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Studio 54: Admission policies as a form of individualism in New York seventies’ most famous disco and its display in film and literature

term paper abstract, Winter Semester 2005/2006, Potsdam University by Lars Dittmer „…and for three years it was the most talked-about, written-about and shocked-about venue in the universe. Everyone wanted to go to Studio 54 (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 246)”. “A lot of people thought that at the door was a better show than inside…people would try anything to get in (“Shane” … Continue reading

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At a Loss: The Postmodern Quests in Thomas Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49″ and Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers”

term paper abstract, summer semester 2006, Potsdam university by Lars Dittmer this paper is building up on postmodern patterns of fragmentation, loneliness and disorientation. The Quest is a central storytelling technique – in times where traditional ways of living and social constellations fade and the grand narratives have lost their guiding functions, people have to “mind-map” their own routes through … Continue reading

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Are the parties in the United States still vehicles for environmental politics? How do they occupy this political field, and what ideological and sociological aspects affect this process?

FDR memorial in Washington with dog Fala

term paper abstract, summer semester 2005, Potsdam university by Lars Dittmer „There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. The parks stand as an outward symbol of this great human principle”. These sentences are not extracted from the platform of the American Green Party – … Continue reading

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Development and Demise of Orkney Norn – a peace of Scandinavian Culture in Great Britain

former flag of Orkey - Scandinavian and British at the same time

term paper abstract, winter semester 2004/2005, Potsdam university by Lars Dittmer the Nordic cross in Great Britain – the unofficial flag of the Orkney Islands arouses astonishment in the watcher and gives him an idea of how Orcadians feel – being a Scandinavian, and being British. The flag shows the red Norwegian cross on a yellow background, symbolizing the Scottish … Continue reading

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