Film & Culture

NEW! Hannah Arendt: Her Life and Work
Explore the life and work of Hannah Arendt, a famous German-Jewish émigré, who lived and taught in New York City. Readings will focus on biographical information, her major political theories, and the importance of “thinking” for everyone.
CE-LIT 2028, 5 Wed., Oct. 8-Nov. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. N J Reifer. #83573

New! Queer Poetics
An introduction to queer poetry through looking at written expressions of sexuality and gender. Topics include gender identity and expression, poetic point of view, and sexual norms and dissidence. Interpretation of texts will be through the lens of queer theory. Examine how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference including race and class. Probing ways in which queer expressions are inflected by issues of race, gender, class, and high/low culture, we will scrutinize ways in which the performances and receptions of poets identified (by themselves or others) as LGBT or queer may perpetuate, challenge, and modify cultural mythologies about sexualities and their relevance to literary endeavors.
CE-LIT 2030, 5 Tues., Sept. 30-Oct. 28, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. J Lynch. #84022

NEW! Motion Picture Editing: Seen Through the Careers of Hollywood’s Greatest Editors
Investigate the importance of motion picture editing, its aesthetics, and narrative nature as seen through the work of premier Hollywood film editors. For those interested in how films are made and how they work, and for the general public interested in movies. Editors to be studied include Thelma Schoonmaker, Michael Kahn, Pietro Scalia, Dede Allen, and others.
CE-FILM 2030, 5 Tues., Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 6:15-9:15 pm, Room TBD, $150. V LoBrutto. #83964

NEW! The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Examine the major films of iconic film director Stanley Kubrick. Film scenes will be introduced, screened, and analyzed. Class discussion is encouraged. Screened film clips include The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, Paths of Glory, and more. The instructor is a biographer of Stanley Kubrick. Film buffs and those interested in 20th century cinema will appreciate this course. Handouts will be provided.
CE-FILM 2029, 5 Wed., Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 6:15-9:15 pm, Room TBD, $150. V LoBrutto. #83965

The Civil War via Film
Who was the greatest Civil War general? What impact did race and terror have on the war? Should the South have won the battle of Gettysburg? We’ll address these questions using the medium of film.
CE-HIST 2010, 4 Wed., Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. P Gettler. #83495

New! Matenee del Domingo
Join us for a Spanish film festival and discuss various Spanish movies with your classmates. Discussion in Spanish.
CE-FILM 2031, 10 Sun., Sept. 21-Nov. 23, 10:00-11:30 am, Room TBD, $175. E Vernon Buffa. #84014