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.