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C LIT 474 A: Scandinavian Auteurs

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SAV 162
Andrew Nestingen

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Since the 1960s, auteur filmmaking has predominated as the standard of comparison in the production and reception of Scandinavian cinema. SCAND 470/570-C LIT 574 is a seminar devoted to studying notions of authorship as they are relevant to understanding Scandinavian cinema, and in particular the careers of one or two Scandinavian auteurs. Students will develop an understanding of theories of film authorship, but also develop an ability to apply their theoretical understanding to the study of Scandinavian film. In spring 2010, we will focus our studies on the films of Aki Kaurismaki and Lars von Trier, the two most important and influential Scandinavian auteurs since the 1980s.

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Studies the body of work of Scandinavians auteur filmmakers. Introduces the theory and history of auteur cinema, with special attention to Scandinavian filmmakers' contribution. Offered: jointly with SCAND 470; AWSp.
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
May 23, 2016 - 9:04am