Nationality and Power at the Movies: The Combat Film|
Myth is one of the primary constituents of national identity, and war stories have been fundamental constituents of myth at least since THE ILIAD. We will study the combat film as a major vehicle for national mythology in the U.S., from the Great War through the present, with particular attention to the role of media in American culture, the processes of genre formation in Hollywood, the relationship of movies to changing ideologies of nationality, ethnicity, race and state power in this century.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [AMST200 or LAST200] OR FILM304 OR FILM310
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Basinger, ANATOMY OF A GENRE
Jones, THE THIN REDLINE
Mailer, NAKED AND THE DEAD
O'Brien, THE THINGS THEY CARRIED
Articles by Slotkin, Pyle, Glenn Gray.
|Examination and Assignments: |
No registrar scheduled exams. Midterm paper and final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Lab fee of $60.
|Instructor(s): Slotkin,Richard S. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-04:30PM; Location: AWKS010; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 18||JR major: 17|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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