Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

GERM 410 - THE POLITICS OF GERMAN FILM

Long Title: THE POLITICS OF GERMAN FILM (IN GERMAN)
Department: Classical and European Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course explores film in the context of German politics and history. It examines why film has been such a contested subject in German philosophy and the social sciences. Assignments will include films from the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany to postwar New German Cinema and today’s filmic presentation of German history and politics.  Selected directors include: Maren Ade, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Werner Herzog, Fritz Lang, Margarete von Trotta, and Tom Tykwer. The course also provides an introduction to German film theory examining selected works by Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and Georg Lukács.Taught in German.