Fall 2017 Courses

From The Philadelphia Story (1940) to Young Philadelphians (1959) to Rocky (1976) to Silver Linings Playbook (2012), this course will examine the representation of the city of Philadelphia in the cinema and the effects of the cinema on the organization of the city.

Explore race and ethnicity in Philadelphia, through the city’s history, politics, economics, literature, geography, sociology, and religious diversity.  This course will use the city as a living text.