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ENGL.3411 International Cinema Studies: French New Wave

Id: 039662 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course will introduce students to the aesthetic and theoretical qualities that define the New Wave movement in French cinema, focusing on major directors, performers, and composers associated with the New Wave. Through the close intertextual comparison of a range of films contextualized through the historical lens of 1960s Paris, students will develop sophisticated analyses that combine elements of film theory and cultural studies. This semester, we will read contemporary criticism, manifestos, mid-century French philosophy, and secondary scholarly studies to ground our discussions and writing in appropriate historical and theoretical context.


Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or permission of instructor.

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