Newest German (and Austrian) Cinema|
This course examines the history and aesthetics of German cinema between the fall of the Wall and the present and also considers work by important Austrian directors of the same period. Topics include the ongoing response to World War II and the Holocaust, reactions to the reunification of Germany, and the problematic integration of German Turks and other minorities. We will look at films by Maren Ade, Fatih Akin, Dorris Dörrie, Michael Haneke, Christian Petzold, Ulrich Seidl, Margarethe von Trotta, and Tom Tykwer.
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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: Maren Ade, Fatih Akin, Dorris Dörrie, Michael Haneke, Christian Petzold, Ulrich Seidl, Margarethe von Trotta, and Tom Tykwer
Secondary Readings: Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien, POST-WALL GERMAN CINEMA AND NATIONAL HISTORY; Roy Grundman, ed. A COMPANION TO MICHAEL HANEKE; critical articles and essays.
|Examination and Assignments: |
1 short essay (3-5 pp.), 1 late-term examination, 1 research paper (10-12 pp.)
|Instructor(s): Lensing,Leo A. Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS190; CFS124; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 0|