Fall 2008

Romance in Film

Listed in: English, as ENGL-84


Helen L. von Schmidt (Section 02)


The romance, and the generic forms it has taken, in Hollywood and elsewhere: classical romance, melodrama, screwball comedy, romantic comedy, the musical. How has the screen romance variously reflected and/or shaped our own attitudes? We will look at examples representing a range of cultures and historical eras, from a range of critical positions. Two screenings per week. Fall semester. Senior Lecturer von Schmidt.