Oukaderova

Cinema and the City

This class explores representations of the city in 20th century European and American cinema.  Central concerns will include the city as cinematic protagonist, parallels between urban and cinematic space, and the intertwined histories of both film and urban design over the last century.  Cross-list: ASIA 355, FILM 336

Post-War European Cinema (4 cr.)

This class surveys major developments in European cinema from the late 1940s to the late 1960s.
Our study will include such movements as Italian Neorealism, German Rubble Films, French New Wave, and Soviet cinema in the Thaw. Particular attention will be paid to such issues as cinema and post-war reconstruction, memory and nation, and body and space.

Post-War European Cinema (4 cr.)

This class surveys major developments in European cinema from the late 1940s to the late 1960s.
Our study will include such movements as Italian Neorealism, German Rubble Films, French New Wave, and Soviet cinema in the Thaw. Particular attention will be paid to such issues as cinema and post-war reconstruction, memory and nation, and body and space.
Graduate Equivalency: HART 588

Place and Memory in Middle Eastern and European Cinema (4 cr.)

This seminar focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser- known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory.
Undergraduate equivalency: HART 391
Cross-list: FILM 378, ANTH 378/578

Place and Memory in Middle Eastern and European Cinema (4 cr.)

This seminar focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser- known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory.
Graduate equivalency: HART 691
Cross-list: FILM 378, ANTH 378/578

Cinemas of Urban Alienation (4 Cr.)

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.

Cinema of Urban Alienation (4 Cr.)

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.