College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

LITR 054G. German Cinema


(Cross-listed as GMST 054 , FMST 054 )
This writing intensive course is an introduction to German Cinema from its inception in the 1890s until the present. It includes an examination of early exhibition forms, expressionist and avant garde films from the classic German cinema of the Weimar era, fascist cinema, postwar rubble films, DEFA films from East Germany, New German Cinema from the 1970s, post 1989 heritage films, Turkish-German Cinema, and Berlin School films from the 2000s. Students in the class will analyze a cross-match of popular and arthouse cinemas while discussing concepts of mass culture, medium-specific aesthetics, propaganda, history and memory as identity- and nation-building practices. Taught in English.
Fulfills national cinema requirement for FMST.
Humanities.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Fall 2024. Simon.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures


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