ENGL 616A (01) - Studies in Film/Genre

Studies in Film/Genre

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 15045
Advanced, focused study of the narrative, dramatic, and poetic practices of cinema, within one of four possible subject areas: A) Genre; B) Authorship; C) Culture and Ideology; D) Narrative and Style. Precise issues and methods may vary, ranging from general and specific considerations of how a given subject area involves film theory, criticism, and history, to its use in diverse analyses of selected national cinemas, periods, movements, and filmmakers. May be repeated for credit barring duplication of topic. Barring duplication of material taken for credit in CMN 650, course may be repeated for credit. Detailed course descriptions available in the English department office.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): AMST 605, ENGL 616
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS G34
Additional Course Details: 

Why Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Does A Surprising Amount Of Dancing -  CINEMABLEND


This course explores traditional film genres and the contemporary practice of mixed genre films that address the increasing demand for cultural entertainment reflecting the diversity and mobility of our national and global cultures. After an initial study of key film genres such as the Western, gangster film, film noir, melodrama, musical, war film, and comedy, we will examine recent mixed genre films such as Joker (Todd Philipps); Parasite (Joon-ho Bong), and Black Panther (Coogler), etc. Our goal is to understand how an intersectional mix of genres helps to articulate contemporary culture in its complexity and its sophisticated forms of cultural representation and entertainment.

This course satisfies the Genre requirement for English Literature majors.