Spring 2012 Courses

202. History of Film II, 1935 to 1975
Patricia Welsch T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
A consideration of the diverse production contexts and political circumstances influencing cinema history in the sound era. National film movements to be studied include Neorealism, the French New Wave, and the New German Cinema, as well as the coming of age of Asian and Australian film. Also explores the shift away from studio production in the United States, the major regulatory systems, and the changes in popular film genres. Attendance at weekly evening screenings is required.
322. Film and Biography
Patricia Welsch T 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55
Explores how filmmakers have constructed public history through films professing to tell life stories of important individuals. Examines the biopic as a significant and long-lived genre, looks at issues of generic change and stability, and considers the narrative process in relation to historic events and individuals. Attendance at weekly evening screenings is required.