Hubert I. Cohen, Professor of Screen Arts & Cultures/ The Residential College, University of Michigan, 1985-
Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1970-85
Research/Teaching Specialization: Nordic Cinema, in particular the work of Ingmar Bergman, The American Western, Film Trilogies, The Influence of Ingmar Bergman on the work of Woody Allen
Ingmar Bergman: The Art of Confession (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993)
Select Recent Articles:
"The Genesis of 'Days of Heaven,'" Cinema Journal, 42(4), (Summer 2003, pp. 46-62).
"Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral: Six Versions," Journal of American Culture, 26(2) (June 2003, pp. 204-223.)
"'Men Have Tears in Them': The Other Cowboy Hero," Journal of American Culture, 21(4) (Winter 1998, pp. 57-78.)
For The Residential College's Literature Program, Professor Cohen has recently taught courses entitled Fathers and Sons, The Hero as Outsider, Outcast or Outlaw, and Classical, Biblical and Medieval Texts and Their Modern [in literature and film] Counterparts. For the Program in Film and Video Studies and for the Residential College's Arts and Ideas Program, he teaches FV 236, The Art of the Film, a course that introduces students to film studies and to film's emotional and cognitive impact. In the last few years he has also taught courses that study the films of directors Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen (or a course that traces the influence of Bergman on Allen), a course on the Western film, and one on Writing Film Criticism. In Winter '03, Professor Cohen taught the History of World Cinema Course and focused on the depiction of children throughout world cinema. Over the years he has taught courses or written on a number of other film directors, for example, Harold Lloyd, Frank Capra, Orson Welles, Robert Altman, Michael Curtiz, John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Fuller, Robert Bresson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Francois Truffaut, Satyajit Ray, Wim Wenders, and Werner Herzog.