Apr 21, 2019  
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Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GERM 433 - Senior Seminar: Staging Revolution


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV

Can artistic techniques encourage audiences to embrace a radical politics, instigate social change, or create a more critical spectator? This course explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics in film and theater through the works of playwright Bertolt Brecht. After studying concepts and practices of the epic theater, we’ll be equipped to investigate film adaptations and productions of Brecht’s plays; German heirs to the epic theater; and avant-garde films by Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge, and Lars von Trier.

Enrollment Limit: 22
Instructor: G. Cooper

Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses in German
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Comparative Literature


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