English 84

Sophomore Seminar: The Coen Brothers

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2019 Bader, Julia
Tues. 9-12 300 Wheeler

Book List

Lahiri, J.: Interpreter of Maladies


We will concentrate on the high and low cultural elements in the noir comedies of the Coen brothers, discusing 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 2-unit course may not be counted as one of the twelve courses required to complete the English major.

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