English 100

Junior Seminar: Film Noir

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
19 Fall 2007 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
TTh 5:30-7 P.M., plus film screenings Thursdays 7-10 P.M. 220 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Telotte, J.: Voices in the Dark; Kaplan, E.: Women in Film Noir; Silver & Ursini, eds.: Film Noir Reader 4; Turner, G.: Film as Social Practice


We will examine film noir�s 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.

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