Hubert I. Cohen

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Hugh Cohen


Office Location(s): 6345 North Quad & 1518 East Quad
Office Hours: Fall 2014: Tues. & Thurs. 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Phone: 734-647-4426 (NQ), 734-647-4426 (EQ)

  • Affiliation(s)
    • The Residential College
  • Fields of Study
    • 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
  • About

    Professor Cohen has been teaching in the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures and the Residential College since 1985. He also worked as an Associate Professor in LSA Humanities and at the College of Engineering from 1970-1985.

    He particulary enjoys teaching the introductory film course, SAC 236: Art of the Film.
    Over the years, he has taught courses or written on a number of other film directors such as 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.

    Cohen has recently completed an essay juxtaposing contrasting attitudes toward God and human nature in two films by Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves and Dogville).

    Recent Courses Taught

    SAC 236 - Art of Film
    SAC 340 - Writing Film Criticism
    SAC 441 - Nordic Cinema
    SAC 455 - Religion in Film

  • Education
    • Ph.D., English, University of Michigan, 1970