Moreover, cinema—itself an art of ephemera—can slow, reveal, or accelerate changes in the environment.
This course explores film’s revelatory capacity and creative production of the environment through a range of film examples.
This course explores the important films and writings by/about French New Wave artists such as Varda, Truffaut, Godard, Resnais, Chabrol, and Rohmer. A study of feature films and documentaries made by African filmmakers, focusing on issues of globalization, education, gender, popular culture and environmental change in contemporary Africa. Recommended: At least one previous course in African literature or African history.
This course features canonical films of world cinema, including national cinemas such as Soviet Montage, German Expressionism, Italian Neo-realism, Hollywood/American Independent, and additional world films of historical significance.
The French New Wave refers to a period of world film history (generally 1959-1964) in which artists feverishly directed their cinephilia toward the creation and criticism of a generically-hybrid, formally experimental, and highly allusive cinema.
Impatient with films that merely adapted literary narratives or painterly aesthetics, French New Wave artists and critics self-reflexively called attention to cinematic techniques of making meaning and telling stories.This course explores representations of and reflections on the Holocaust.Students consider what it means to represent an extreme or limit experience—an experience felt by perpetrators and victims alike to be unrepresentable.Intended for students not recommended for 110, and students who took English 110 but who want additional focused writing instruction. Workshop format, with theory of fiction and outside reading assignments. Students are invited to explore what nature means as an idea and an experience, and to arrive at an enriched understanding of their own relationship to nature through creative writing. Open to seniors; open to other students by permission of the instructor.Focuses on writing the creative essay and might include other creative nonfiction forms as well (such as feature writing), all with an eye toward publication. Workshop format, with theory of poetry and reading assignments. Readings include selected examples from literature (particularly creative nonfiction essays, with some fiction and poetry) and sociology. Changing topics allow students to study and practice various writing genres. Directed writing of poetry, with close attention to technique, form, and voice. Directed writing of short stories or novels, with close attention to technique, structure, and voice. Limited to senior English majors with a Creative Writing Emphasis, this seminar course focuses on independent writing projects.This course is a credit-only course and enrollment is based on a placement exam.Advanced instruction and practice in the forms, styles, grammar, and analytical skills necessary for successful writing at the undergraduate level.This course explores the Gothic from its first appearance in the middle of the 1700’s to its current deployment in film and popular culture.Reading works by Walpole, Lewis, Shelley, Stoker, Stevenson, and others, students study the conditions that made the Gothic possible, the coherence of the conventions that organize it, and the rich variety of the authors ranged under its standard.A study of various examples of short narrative fiction from several cultural and linguistic traditions, the aim of which is to perform literary analyses through a process of close reading.To that end, students develop a vocabulary of technical and formal terms for the study of narrative.