The narrative of America has always involved change.
- Henry Cisneros, Former San Antonio major & U.S. Secretary
of Housing and Urban Development
American Studies Information Session
Wednesday October 8, 12:30-1:30 in GWP 101
You are invi
A Confederacy of Dunces; [Op-Ed]
Gail Collins. New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast). New York, N.Y.: Apr 8, 2010. pg. A.31
[.] a national discussion of Civil War history sounds fine - as long as we could start by agreeing that the
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A CENTURY OF CINEMA
Cinema's hundred years seem
THE CIVIL WAR 1861-2011
The Way We Werent
North and South shared the burden of slavery, and
after the war, they shared in forgetting about it.
But I so years later, its time to tell the truth
BY DAVID VON DREHLE
EEw WEEKS BEFORE CAPTAIN GEORGE s. lAMES SE
In 1915, a' movie was released that changed the history of American cinema.
Directed by David W. Grifth, it was originally known as The Clansman. Soon
after its West Coast premiere, however, it was renamed TheBirth of a Nation.
This lm would
Birth of a Nation (Premiered February 8, 1915)
- in Relation to the Film Medium:
Birth of a Nation transformed movies from cheap entertainment for cheap people into
entertainment for the entire population. Benjamin Hampton, History of the Movies (1929).
Governor can't dismiss horrors of slavery as diddly'
EUGENE ROBINSON; THE WASHINGTON POST
Published: 04/13/1012:05 am
WASHINGTON It was bad enough when Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell proclaimed Confederate
Name: _ T, Th Fall 2014 T Film 386 Silent Cinema
CLASS PARTICIPATION 10% of Final Grade:
Informed discussion of films and readings when we are scheduled to discuss them, thoughtful reaction papers, pop quizzes,
and generally engaged behavior (OR NOT) dete
Intro Silent Cinema 9/25/14
Last night I entered the kingdom of shadows. If you
only knew how strange it is to be there, to witness not
life but its shadownot moCon but its soundless
spectre. Maxim Gorky 1896 (Fi
TCXIN 386 Silent Cinema
First Paper Assignment Due in class Thursday October 16, 2014
Option (1) The very early films:
Using readings, class film viewings, and your reactions to the early films, discuss how film showings and
filmmaking changed f
Paula Maratnz Cohen, Silent Film and Triumph of American Myth (2001): Sunrise is the
apotheosis of silent cinema (164).
The silent cinema was a fleeting moment in the history of representation that could not
have been expected to endure.