Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Google Plus
News Archive

Thursday, April 04, 2013 - Tour the world of French cinema this summer with ENG 260
By Eric Reikowski, media relations assistant


This summer's English 260: Masterpieces of World Cinema course will survey landmark French films from the birth of cinema to the late 20th century. 

Taught by Special Lecturer Justin Remeselnik, Ph.D., the course will examine an array of styles and genres using various critical approaches, including auteur theory, gender studies, psychoanalysis, Marxism and affect theory.

In addition, the historic, social and aesthetic contexts of various cinematic traditions will be considered. While French cinema will be the focus of the class, attention will also be given to the relationship between French film culture and other national industries, including Hollywood.

Dr. Remeselnik, a 2013 Teaching Excellence Award nominee, said the course should appeal to anyone interested in cinema, French history and culture, and the arts in general.

“In fact, our approach will frequently be interdisciplinary, particularly since many of the filmmakers who will be discussed were originally practitioners of other art forms,” Dr. Remeselnik said.

Examples of those art forms include stage magic, favored by Georges Méliès, poetry, which inspired Jean Cocteau, and painting and sculpture, used by Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, and Salvador Dalí.

The four-credit course will cover a diverse array of films, from mythic dreamscapes in Jean Cocteau’s "Beauty and the Beast," to erotic Surrealist nightmares in Luis Buñuel’s "Belle de Jour",  and from musical melodramas with Jacques Demy’s "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," to macabre murder mysteries with Patrice Leconte’s "Monsieur Hire."

English 260: Masterpieces of World Cinema satisfies the global perspective general education requirement and will be held during the summer II session (July 1 - August 21) For additional information, contact Dr. Remeselnik at (248) 370-2268 or e-mail remeseln@oakland.edu.

To learn more about summer courses at OU, visit oakland.edu/summer or watch the video below.



Oakland University is a vibrant academic community with nearly 20,000 students and more than 260 degree and certificate programs. To learn more about academics, achievements, and events at OU, visit the news site at oakland.edu/newsatou and follow the news team on Twitter at @OaklandU_News.  
AcademicsUndergraduate AdmissionsGraduate AdmissionsOnline ProgramsSchool of MedicineProfessional & Continuing EducationHousingFinancial Aid & ScholarshipsTuitionAbout OUCurrent Student ResourcesAcademic DepartmentsAcademic AdvisingEmergenciesFinancial ServicesGeneral EducationGet InvolvedGraduate StudiesGraduation & CommencementKresge LibraryOU BookstoreRegistrationAthleticsGive to OUGrizzlinkAlumni EngagementCommunity ResourcesDepartment of Music, Theatre & DanceMeadow Brook HallMeadow Brook TheatreOU Art GalleryPawley InstituteGolf and Learning CenterRecreation CenterUniversity Human ResourcesAdministrationCenter for Excellence in Teaching & LearningInstitutional Research & AssessmentInformation TechnologyReport a Behavioral ConcernTrainingAcademic Human Resources
Oakland University | 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401 | (248) 370-2100 | Contact OU | OU-Macomb
Coordinate map of Auburn Hills Entrance