Topics in Judaic Studies
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
2610
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Topic
Coen Brothers:Genre & Irony
Description
Topics will be announced each semester. This course is repeatable for credit.
Notes
Joel and Ethan Coen make complicated films that seem funny but provide complicated examples of how postmodern (and post-postmodern) ideas play out in popular art. The Brothers re-present the classic conventions of Film Noir, Screwball Comedy and the Western to create films that are simultaneously respectful and mocking of tradition while creating an audience that is both ironically distanced and emotionally connected. While the Brothers are not religious, Jewish literature and Yiddish humour very much inform their world view and their depiction of characters. The Coen Brothers' strategy will be examined through screenings of their films in the context of their genres, and ideas of irony and post-ironic culture.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Greg Metcalf
Meets
TBA
Dates
05/30/2017 - 07/07/2017
Room
TBA
Instruction Mode
In Person
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
0
Seats Open
30
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
30