Film, Media, Theater 230HA - Intermediate Courses in History and Theory: 'Hitchcock and After'

Hitchcock and After

Elizabeth Young

TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM

Mount Holyoke College
This course will examine the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the afterlife of Hitchcock in contemporary U.S. culture. We will analyze Hitchcock films in a variety of interpretive frames, including feminist and queer theories, and in shifting historical contexts including the Cold War. We will also devote substantial attention to the legacy of Hitchcock in remakes, imitations, and parodies. Hitchcock films may include The Birds, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, North by Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window, Rebecca, Shadow of a Doubt, Spellbound, Strangers on a Train, and Vertigo.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors; Prereq: 4 credits in Film, Media, Theater.

Weekly evening screening required.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.