Week One (March 29)
Week Two (April 2 & 5)
Film: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
Discussion of Exiles
in Hollywood (2007)
Edward Said, "Reflections on
Salman Rushdie, "Imaginary
Gemünden & Kaes, "Intro"
Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920)
Week Three (April 9 & 12)
Film: M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
Homi Bhabha, "Arrivals and Departures" (in Naficy)
Discussion of Fury (Fritz
Jan-Christopher Horak, "German
Exile Cinema, 1933-1950"
Sequence analysis of M due.
Week Four (April 16 & 19)
Location: Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman
Discussion of The
Song of Scheherazade (Walter Reisch, 1947)
4:15 pm: Lecture
by Thomas Elsaesser (University
"The Ubiquitously Invisible Walter Reisch"
Discussion of: The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
Noah Isenberg, "Perennial
Detour: The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile"
Clips from Universal Horror
(Kevin Brownlow, 1998)
Week Five (April 23 & 26)
Film: Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen/Billy Wilder, 1941)
Naficy, "Framing Exile" (in Naficy)
John Durham Peters, "Exile, Nomadism, Diaspora" (in Naficy)
Hannah Arendt, "We Refugees"
Discussion of: The Life of Emile Zola
(William Dieterle, 1937)
Elsaesser, "Film History as
Social History: The Dieterle/Warner Brothers Bio-Pic"
Jean-Louis Comolli, "Historical Fiction:
A Body Too Much"
Week Six (April 30 & May 3)
Film: Hangmen Also Die (Fritz Lang/Bertolt Brecht, 1943)
Klaus Mann, "What's
Wrong With Anti-Nazi Films?"
Gerd Gemünden, "Brecht
Week Seven (May 7 & 10)
Film: To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942)
"The Production Code"
Thomas Elsaesser, "Ethnicity, Authenticity, and Exile" (in Naficy)
Discussion of: Double
Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
James Naremore, "Modernism and Blood Melodrama" (from More Than Night)
Week Eight (May 14 & 17)
Film: Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann, 1949)
Georg Simmel, "The Stranger"
Sequence analysis of Double Indemnity
Discussion of: The Stranger
(Orson Welles, 1946)
Clips from other noirs
Week Nine (May 21 & 24)
Film: A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder, 1948)
Billy Wilder, "The Wilder Memorandum"
Curt Siodmak, "Epistles to the
Discussion of: The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)
Wednesday, June 2: Final paper due at noon
Note: Syllabus is subject to change