The New German Cinema|
GRST 253, GELT 253|
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 Bertolt Brecht's theoretical writings on theater and film, ambivalent positions vis-à-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 materials will include literary sources, screenplays, and interviews.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)(GRST-MN)(GRST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Films by: Fassbinder, Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Helke Sander, Schloendorff, and Wim Wenders.
Literature: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, THE ANARCHY OF THE IMAGINATION
Werner Herzog, HERZOG ON HERZOG
Brecht, WRITINGS ON ART AND THE THEATER
Secondary Sources: James Monaco, HOW TO READ A FILM; Anton Kaes, FROM HITLER TO HEIMAT
|Examination and Assignments: |
One short essay (3 - 5 pages), midterm exam, final research paper (10 - 12 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.
|Instructor(s): Lensing,Leo A. Times: .M..... 01:20PM-04:10PM; ...W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS190; CFS124; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 2|