English 84

Sophomore Seminar: The Coen Brothers: High and Low Culture


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2013 Bader, Julia
W 2-5 300 Wheeler

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Lahiri, J.: Interpreter of Maladies

Description

We will concentrate on the high and low cultural elements in the noir comedies of the Coen brothers, discussing their use of Hollywood genres, parodies of classic conventions, and representation of arbitrariness.  We will also read some fiction and attend events at the Pacific Film Archive and Cal Performances. This seminar may be used to satisfy the Arts and Literature breadth requirement in Letters and Science.

This 2-unit course may not be counted as one of the twelve courses required to complete the English major.

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