Media Arts and Culture

MAAC3072(Re)constructing National Identity: Contemporary German Cinema (A) (Cross-Listed: CCS 3072, FILM 3072) 3 ch (3C) [W]

Studies the major accomplishments of East and West German cinema of the postwar period, as well as cinematic trends since German unification. We will consider questions of narrative, genre, and authorship, examine film's relationship to other media, and focus on the dynamic interaction between film history and social history. Films to be studied include features by prominent directors such as Wolf, Fassbinder, Wenders, von Trotta, Carow, Dörrie, and Tykwer. Students who have taken WLCS 3062, or GER 3072 may not attain credit for MAAC 3072.