English 150

Senior Seminar: Film Noir/Neo-Noir

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
16 Fall 2006 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
TTh 5:30-7 P.M, plus film screenings Thursdays 7-10 P.M. (also in 203 Wheeler) 203 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

L. Williams: The Erotic Thriller; M. Nicholls: Scorsese�s Men; M. Bould: Film Noir; R. Lang: Masculine Interest


Our focus will be on the evolution of neo-noirs from classic noirs. We will follow the genre from early European and American examples to the 70's and onwards, and analyze gender presentations, popular narrative patterns, postmodern nostalgia, and questions of class, race and the psychological underpinnings of crime films.

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