METROPOLIS: CULTURE OF CITY

Elective Courses

CINE 244 - METROPOLIS: CULTURE OF CITY

GRMN 244 | COML 254 | URBS 244
401 |LEC |Catriona MacLeod |MW 10-11am |MCNB 286-7
402 |REC | Staff |F 11am-12pm |WILL 705
403 |REC | Staff |F 12-1pm |WILL 705
404 |REC | Staff |F 1-2pm |WILL 305

An exploration of modern discourses on and of the city. Topics include: the city as site of avant-garde experimentation; technology and culture; the city as embodiment of social order and disorder; traffic and speed; ways of seeing the city; the crowd; city figures such as the detective, the criminal, the flaneur, the dandy; film as the new medium of the city. Special emphasis on Berlin. Readings by, among others, Dickens, Poe, Baudelaire, Rilke, Doeblin, Marx, Engels, Benjamin, Kracauer. Films include Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run.

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