BERKELEY ENGLISH SUMMER 2021

English 190

Research Seminar: Film Noir


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
16 Spring 2012 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
MW 5:30-7 P.M., + films W 7-10 P. M. 103 Wheeler

Book List

Kaplan, E. : Women in Film Noir ; Martin, R.: Mean Streets and Raging Bulls ; Naremore, J.: More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts; Silver & Ursini, editors: Film Noir Reader 4

Description

We will examine film noir’s influence on neo-noir and its relationship to “classical” Hollywood cinema, as well as its history, theory and generic markers, while analyzing in detail the major films in this area.  The course will also be concerned with the social and cultural background of the 40's, the representation of femininity and masculinity, and the spread of Freudianism.

English 190 replaced English 100 and 150 as of Fall '09. English majors may fulfill the seminar requirement for the major by taking one section of English 190 (or by having taken either English 100 or English 150 before Fall '09). Please read the paragraph on page 2 of the Announcement of Classes for more details about enrolling in or wait-listing for this course.

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