English 84

Sophomore Seminar: Modernity and the Films of the Coen Brothers

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2021 Bader, Julia
F 2-5 255 Dwinelle



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.


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