College of Arts & Sciences

Hollywood Film Noir 1940‐1960

ENG 388  Section Y19   
3 credits Undergraduate  
July 2,3,5,6 and 9-12,
Catherine Judd,
Note: This course satisfies the English literature major requirement for a course in literature since1900

Sample Syllabus 

Study the important and far-reaching genre of Hollywood film noir. First watch and discuss films featuring “dangerous women” or “femme fatales” of classic Hollywood. Then follow up paying attention to Noir City of Los Angeles. Examine such films as Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai, and the bizarre and popular retelling of the Medea legend, Leave Her to Heaven.