English 84

Freshman and Sophomore Studies: High Culture / Low Culture: Comedy and the Films of Woody Allen

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
Thurs. 2-5 300 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Allen, W.: Without Feathers,Side Effects,Four Films,Getting Even,Non-Being and Somethingness; Girgus: The Films of Woody Allen; Hirsch: Love, Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life; Perlman: Seven Types of Ambiguity


We will examine the films and writings of Woody Allen in terms of themes, narration, comic and visual inventiveness and ideology. The course will also include a consideration of cultural contexts and events at Cal Performances and the Pacific Film Archive.

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