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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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For most of the 20th century, "hard-boiled" crime fiction and Film Noir have had a pervasive influence on American fiction, film, and culture. This course will explore the significance and transformations of Noir by looking at hard-boiled fiction and film. This class will consider, among other things, the roles power, class, race, and gender play in these texts. We will read works by Modern- and Post-modern authors like Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, William Faulkner, James Cain, Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, Patricia Highsmith, William Moncure March, Walter Mosely, James Ellroy, and Paul Auster. We will watch and discuss films like THE MALTESE FALCON, WHITE HEAT, KISS ME DEADLY, A TOUCH OF EVIL, and PULP FICTION. Some films will be screened in class, but most will be left on library reserve for independent viewing.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, OLD GE-TOPICS ARTS&HUMANATIES

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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