Hollywood & the Cold War: Designing the Perfect Enemy

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hollywood & the Cold War

Spring 2021

Taught By: Anthony Anemone and Nina Khrushcheva

Section: L

CRN: 7185

Credits: 0

Co-taught by Nina Khrushcheva and Anthony Anemone, this course introduces students to the confrontation between the USA and the USSR/Russia as imagined largely in Hollywood and developed in popular American culture of the past half-century. Although “The Cold War” officially ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, images, beliefs, and ways of thinking developed during its heyday continue to dominate the way Americans see and think about the country that remains our main rival on the international scene. In lectures and discussions, we will focus on the complex interrelations between culture, politics, and ideology in American cinematic and media representations of the Soviet Union/Russia, as well as on the uncanny hold that the cold war continues to exert on our collective mentality. [This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 52

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:02am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 101

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021