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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 24017 - The American Film

Course Credit: 1
THE AMERICAN FILM The course samples the range of American film history from the silent film to the rise of Hollywood to postmodern and independent filmmaking. The course introduces basic strategies for the interpretation of visual style, narrative, and ideological coding in the cinema and is organized around the study of such genres and concepts as comedy, the musical, the western, the hard-boiled detective, film noir, the auteur, and the reflexive film. Students should be prepared to attend evening screenings each week. [AH]