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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Fall 2007

EUS 361 • 17-German Cinema Since 1933-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37205 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
EPS 4.104

Course Description

Open to non-majors. Crisis and rebirth of the German film against the backdrop of Nazi Germany; propaganda versus exile; the socio-economic base. Mediology: the specifically German symbiosis of TV and cinema. Films by the "Altfilmer" and "New German Cinema", East and West German Cinema and social context. With special attention to the aesthetics of the German New Wave and its forerunners: the "epic demonstrative" film or counter-cinema. The 80s/90s turn toward entertainment. German unification and 21st century.


Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. N.Y. & London: Routledge, 2002. Allan, Sean & John Sandford. DEFA, East German Cinema, 1999. Sandford, John. The New German Cinema. (Out of print, w./ Class Package)


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