ILC*319*10 Description

German Cinema (English)

Explores the history and cultural background of German cinema, its topics, forms of representation and relationship to main issues of German history; major themes, movements, and trends, and the construction of identity and difference with special focus on gender. Apart from the historical and narrative context of the films, we will also consider how movies produce meaning and how our perspectives as viewers are guided. While this course is not an introduction to Film Studies, it will give students a general idea how to think and write about film in a critical way. Films are screened outside of class; if students cannot attend the screenings, they must watch the films before the class discussion on their own time.