SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Section: 003 Nazi Cinema
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Lab Fee:
50
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Focusing on the case of Nazi Germany, this class explores the history and the aesthetics of Fascist cinema. During the years between the Nazis’ rise to power in 1933 and the end of World War II in 1945, cinema was part and parcel of the Fascist State, leading some critics to speculate whether the “Third Reich” was perhaps “movie-made:” party rallies were staged for Leni Riefenstahl’s cameras, the peoples’ hearts and minds were to be brought in line with the totalitarian state by the power of cinematic propaganda – but also through seemingly harmless forms of cinematic entertainment. We will look at these productions, their (pre-)histories and their afterlives, and ask: how did film function under Fascism? Is there a “Fascist film style”? How does Nazi cinema address gender and race? How did Nazi cinema compare to the films from other Fascist countries, such as Italy? How did Nazi cinema differ from contemporary Hollywood entertainment, if at all? How should we understand the relationship between politics and entertainment?

The class will be conducted as a seminar, with weekly screenings and discussions; students will be expected to give an oral presentation for one of the seminar meetings, complete two short papers and one research paper. Listening comprehension / reading knowledge of German welcome, but not required.

SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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27752
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2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
 
27754
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2
 
2
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (LEC)
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27755
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15
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
004 (LAB)
 
27756
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15
 
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Tu 8:00PM - 10:00PM
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