551.335 (19S) Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture Studies: American Film Noir

Sommersemester 2019

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Erster Termin der LV
06.03.2019 16:00 - 19:30 , N.0.27
Nächster Termin:
29.05.2019 16:00 - 19:30 , N.0.27
Nächster gültiger Termin:
05.06.2019 16:00 - 19:30 , N.0.27

Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture Studies: American Film Noir
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
8.0
Anmeldungen
9 (20 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
06.03.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

This is a block seminar. Attendance of the first double-session on March 6 is MANDATORY! 

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will deepen their understanding and usage of critical concepts in film studies and acquire a solid knowledge of the defining features and history of American film noir. They will learn to establish connections between the cultural, political, and social forces that produced and shaped this genre during the 1940s and gain a better understanding of how later filmmakers made use of its defining features in order to give tribute, pay homage, poke fun or do all of this in combination.

Lehrmethodik

Short lecture inputs; detailed analysis and in-class discussion of assigned films and texts. 

Inhalt/e

Film noir is one of the most famous and influential genres of Hollywood film. Coined by the French critic Nino Frank in 1946, the term denotes a range of stylish American crime dramas during the 1940s and 50s known for their low-key lighting and moral darkness. Film noir’s broken anti-heroes, corrupt villains, and alluring femme fatales have remained popular over the decades, and so among the films we will consider are not only classics of the genre such as John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon (1941), Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944),, Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep (1946), and Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past(1947), but also neo-noirs such as Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974), Carl Reiner’s Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982), and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982). We will discuss the defining features of the genre, the historical conditions that produced it, and how it has changed and adapted over time.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Literature and Culture Studies (Wahlfach)
      • 3.4 Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture Studies I ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 551.335 Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture Studies: American Film Noir (2.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 11W.1)
    • Fach: Film, Literature and Culture Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Advanced Topics in „Film, Literature and Culture Studies” ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 551.335 Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture Studies: American Film Noir (2.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Gebundenes Wahlfach (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Game Studies
        • 4.2 Advanced Topics in Film, Literature and Culture Studies ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
          • 551.335 Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture Studies: American Film Noir (2.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3. Semester empfohlen

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