VISST 3515

VISST 3515

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course introduces the cinema of the Weimar Republic (1918-33), a golden age of German cinema comparable to the classical Hollywood era. During this period, the German film industry developed a variety of influential aesthetics, from the Expressionism of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to the New Objectivity of Berlin – Symphony of a Metropolis. Situating the classic films, directors, and stars of the Weimar era within the cultural upheavals of the period, we will discuss the aftereffects of WWI; representations of class and gender; discourses of nature and technology; relationships between aesthetics, spectatorship, and politics; and processes of industrialization, urbanization, and globalization. Students without experience in film studies are welcome—the course will also double as an introduction to discussing and analyzing film.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments Taught in English. Film screening one evening night per week.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 3515PMA 3514

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17004 VISST 3515   SEM 101