English 150

Senior Seminar: Film Noir

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
15 Spring 2006 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
Seminars Th 5:30-8:30 P.M. in 300 Wheeler, plus film screenings Th 8:30-10 P.M.(also in 300 Wheeler) 300 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Naremore, J.: More Than Night; Telotte, J.: Voices in the Dark; Kaplan, E.: Women in Film Noir; Silver & Ursini, eds.: Film Noir Reader I; Krutnik, F.: In A Lonely Street; Modleski, T.: The Women Who Knew Too Much; Deutelbaum & Poague, eds.: A Hitchcock Reader; Pomerance, M.: An Eye for Hitchcock; Colurtney, S.: Hollywood Fantasies of Miscegenation; Gledhill & Williams, eds.: Reinventing Film Studies; Cohan, S.: Masked Men


"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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