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Spring/Summer 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in RC Humanities

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Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 2001 (May 1 June 22)
Spring/Summer Term, 2001 (May 1 August 17)
Summer Half-Term, 2001 (June 27 August 17)


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RCHUMS 333. Art and Culture.

Arts and Ideas

Section 101 Polish Cinema

Instructor(s): Herbert J Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will survey the interplay between Polish cinema, politics and society from the 1950s to the 1990s. Polish filmmakers have distinguished themselves by creating groundbreaking works, both thematically and stylistically. During the period of Communist rule, they did so in spite of censorship restrictions and often because of the need to creatively work around that censorship. Although directors were expected to adhere to the principles of "Socialist Realism" (which required an idealized Communist version of past and present), these filmmakers were able to use intricate symbolism, absurdist allegory, and subtle satire to condemn the loss of decency and civic values in Communist society. The first waves of graduates of the State Film School at Lodz (which included filmmakers like Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Skolimowski, Wojciech Has, and Roman Polanski) established these strategies, at the same time that their films garnered international prizes at Cannes and elsewhere during the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Wajda and a new generation of innovative filmmakers (among them Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, and Krzysztof Kieslowski) continued to break new ground aesthetically and thematically, tackling tough moral and social issues in what came to be known as a "cinema of moral concern." Kieslowski was the first to critique post-Communist Poland in his celebrated film White and that tradition of challenging norms and traditions has continued into the 1990s.

We will examine the works of the above filmmakers (and others) in the context of the political and social changes which took place in Poland from the reforms of the Gomulka era to the political repression of the early 1970s, from the Lenin Shipyard strike and the emergence of Solidarity to the imposition of martial law in 1981 and the fall of Communism in 1989. We will view and discuss thirteen films (along with accompanying readings). There will be three required papers (6-8 pages in length each). Evaluation will be based on these three papers and on participation in class discussion.

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RCHUMS 484. Seminar in Drama Topics.

Drama

Section 101 Stratford Field-Trip: Shakespeare's History Plays.

Instructor(s): Martin W Walsh (narenlob@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing, Hums. 280, and three 300- or 400-level drama courses. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Intensive study of the "second Henriad" of Shakespeare preparatory to a field trip to the Stratford Festival, Ontario (June 13 & 14) to attend performances of Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. Scenework in these plays as well as in Richard II will complement a survey of their recent stage history and a review of major interpretive issues in both contemporary scholarship and theater production. Focused critiques of the plays in performance will culminate the half-term.

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RCHUMS 485. Special Drama Topics.

Drama

Section 101 Play Production Workshop. (2 creidts).

Instructor(s): Katherine Mendeloff (mendelof@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (1-2). (Excl). May be repeated four times, for a total of four credits. Can be elected more than once in the same term.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students with an interest in acting, directing, and playwriting are encouraged to join this hands on exploration of new play development. Up to a half dozen plays by new student playwrights will be chosen for the workshop and the class ensemble of actors and directors will take them through the evolution process from early draft to production at the end of term. Prospective playwrights are encouraged to submit a draft or a scenario and several pages of sample dialogue to Kate Mendeloff's mailbox in the RC office by Thanksgiving break. Playwrights will have an opportunity for work with Carolyn Balducci of the Creative Writing program in addition to the group process in class. The course is open to theatre students at all levels and has no formal prerequisite, but previous experience is recommended.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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RCHUMS 325. Creative Writing Tutorial.

Creative Writing

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kenneth R Mikolowski (mikolows@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hums. 220, 221, 222 and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

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RCHUMS 325. Creative Writing Tutorial.

Creative Writing

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Warren J Hecht (whecht@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hums. 220, 221, 222 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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RCHUMS 325. Creative Writing Tutorial.

Creative Writing

Section 202.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hums. 220, 221, 222 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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RCHUMS 425. Creative Writing Tutorial.

Creative Writing

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Warren J Hecht (whecht@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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RCHUMS 425. Creative Writing Tutorial.

Creative Writing

Section 202.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

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