Fall 2010

Topics in Film Study:  The Romance

Listed in: English, as ENGL-84  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-52


Helen L. von Schmidt (Sections 02 and 24)


The topic changes each time the course is taught.  In fall 2010 the topic will be “The Romance.”  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.


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 20192019-20: Offered in Fall 2019
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 20162019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010