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Eric C. Ames
GERMAN 390
Seattle Campus

Germanic Studies in English

Topics or figures of German literature or language.

Class description

GERMAN 390, Section B Spring 2008: Film and Opera Instructors: Eric Ames and Jane K. Brown

This course explores the rich interrelations between film and opera: how opera contributes to the shape, plots, and visual luxury of film, the ambiguous status of both as high and low culture, the competition between image and voice in both media, the relations of time and space in both.

Student learning goals

Students can expect to learn about opera as a theatrical form, about the musical stage at the turn of the 20th century, films of operas, films based on opera, films that reflect on opera, and the ties between opera and cartoon animation.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include reading, screenings, attending live performances, written reports, and in-class presentations.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stephanie N. Welch
Date: 02/06/2008