English 173

The Language and Literature of Films: The Romantic Comedy

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2019 Hu, Jane
TuWTh 3-5:30 note new location: 247 Cory D


This class considers the capacious genre of the rom-com by examining a range of its concerns (gender & sexuality, feminism, race, romance, narrative closure). We will not only watch films (from classic Hollywood rom-com to more contemporary iterations) but explore the rise of the “rom-com” plot in TV as well (SATC, Mindy Project, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, to name a few). In addition to essays, students will keep film journals. Readings may include those by Cavell, D.A. Miller, Modleski, Radway, Spigel, Sklar, Schatz, and Mellencamp.

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Back to Semester List