Spring 2012 Colloquium: Crime and Cinema

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 2:00pm
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 2:00pm
Nonprint Media Library, Room J

Course Number: SLLC698C / CMLT788C / HIST819E

The spring offering of the Colloquium in Cinema and Theory will focus on the theme of Crime in Cinema. In addition to three course sessions on this theme, students will also be strongly encouraged to attend a talk given by David Simon, co-creator of The Wire, on Thursday, March 1 and required to attend a special Symposium on Crime and Cinema on Friday, March 2. More information on these two events is forthcoming.

Tentative Schedule / Course Plan
Students will be expected to attend three course sessions throughout the semester. Each session will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Fridays and will be led by a different member of the university's faculty. These sessions will include:

February 10: "Crime in Early Cinema," led by Oliver Gaycken
March 16: "Crime as Represented in Film Noir and Neorealism," led by Jonathan Auerbach and Saverio Giovacchini
April 27: "Crime, Cinema, Causus," led by Luka Arsenjuk

Students will be expected to come to class having read the readings assigned by the professors and viewed the films assigned for the course. In some cases the assigned films will be screened the week before as part of the International Film Series