Cinemas of Urban Alienation (4 Cr.)

Course Details

Course Level: 
Graduate Course
Course Number: 
HART 659
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
2017
Day(s): 
Thu
Time: 
1:00pm-5:00pm
Course Description: 

This seminar examines cinematic engagements with urban spaces and experiences around the world spanning the last two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to issues of migration, marginality, colonialism, war and post-war, nostalgia and memory, race and gender. Cities of focus include Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Algiers, Beirut and Paris. Our weekly discussions of individual films will be grounded in critical writings of the cities' histories and theories of space and film.
Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 359. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 659 and HART 359.