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Eric C. Ames
GERMAN 516
Seattle Campus

Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Seminar on rotating special topics in literature and culture of the twentieth century, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.

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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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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: 02/04/2008