Filming Brecht, Kafka, Hesse

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Film Studies

Course Number: 
370
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
'This course studies cases of filmmakers from Weimar to the present who have filmed literary texts and evoked the wrath of the censors: Sternberg's Blue Angel, H. Mann's Professor Unrat, with Dietrich as the New Woman; Dudow/Brecht's Proletarian film, Kuhle Wampe, censored for including an abortion; Szabos 1981 film of Klaus Mann's 1936 novel Mephisto, banned to protect actor Gustav Grundgens from a questionable Third-Reich past. Also, works by Kleist, Storm, Fontane, Hesse, Kafka, and Thomas Mann inspired filmmakers like Fassbinder, Huntgeburth, and Haneke, not only because they broke existing taboos but also to foreground today's issues like globalization; alienation; terrorism; homophobia.'
Comments: 
Prereq: 8 credits from Film Studies
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
85126,85365
http://isis.mtholyoke.edu
Schedule #: 
85365

Course Sections

Filming Brecht, Kafka, Hesse
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0

Gabriele Davis

gdavis@mtholyoke.edu

TH 01:15PM-04:05PM

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