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Academic Year 2005/2006
The New German Cinema
GERM 253 FA
This course will investigate the aesthetics, politics, and cultural context of the new German cinema. Having established a critical vocabulary, we will study the influence of Brecht's theoretical writings on theater and
film; ambivalent positions vis-a-vis the classic Hollywood cinema; issues of feminist filmmaking and the thematic preoccupations peculiar to Germany, for example, left-wing terrorism and the Nazi past. Attendant
will include literary sources, screenplays, and interviews.
Films by: Fassbinder, Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Helke Sander, Schloendorff, Wim Wenders, and Toni Tykwer.
Literature: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, THE ANARCHY OF THE IMAGINATION, THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN
Brecht, WRITINGS ON ART AND THE
Secondary Sources: James Monaco, HOW TO READ A FILM; Anton Kaes, FROM HITLER TO HEIMAT
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One short essay (3-5 pages), midterm exam, research paper (8-10 pages).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
One screening per week on Tuesdays. On Thursdays the class will be divided into two discussion sections. Students with knowledge of German or background in film or literary studies are especially welcome. Course fee:
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Lensing,Leo A.
- Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CFS100;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: UNL)
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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