ENGL 471

Special Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture

This course introduces students to auteur theory through the 'perfect' representative of it: Alfred Hitchcock. Having engaged seminal writings on auteurism by filmmakers and critics including Fran?ois Truffaut, Andr? Bazin, Andrew Sarris, and Robin Wood, students delve deeply into Hitchcock's film/media development'exploring influence, collaboration, technological innovation and format, studio pressure, political and historical context, and legacy'in order to both complicate and challenge that approach. In addition to class meetings, evening screenings are required.