Eric C. Ames
Seminar on rotating special topics in literature and culture of the twentieth century, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.
Spring 2008: The Films of Werner Herzog
This research seminar explores the films of Werner Herzog from 1968 to the present. Readings and discussions will concentrate on questions of style, authorship, and performance as well as on topical issues of war, affect, trauma, colonialism, mobility, documentary, corporeality, vision and visual culture. All films are subtitled, and many are in English; the seminar is open to all graduate students.
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