Skip to main content

ENG 332 Global Cinema/ Eng 315 German Literature in Translation: Home

ENG_322, english, global, germany, german, cinema, film, multicultural, international, ENG_315



Films for class

Films for this class may be picked up at the Check-Out Desk on the main floor of the Library.  Just tell the library staff that you are in ENG 322 Global Cinema and the title you would like to borrow. DVDS may be borrowed for 3 hours and must be viewed in the Library.  There is a VHS player and DVD players in the Listening Room on the 2nd floor. 

Films for Global Cinema (ENG 322)


Welcome to our Course Guide for Dr. Grady's ENG 332 Global Film. Use this guide as a starting point for your research. Please use the tabs above to find quality resources. If you need more assistance, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian. We're always happy to help!

Your Assignment: Grady, ENG 332: Global Film

Grady, ENG 332: Global Film

Essay #2 Topic

Length: 5-7 pages (not counting Works Cited page)


Essay #2 Topic: Choose one of Corrigan’s Six Approaches to Writing on Film and apply it to an analysis of two German films from 1945-1990.


The essay should:

  1. Have a clear and concise argument.
  2. Correctly utilize film terms to describe visual content.
  3. Provide evidence for all claims and assertions.  The evidence should come from the readings and the films themselves. 
  4. Properly cite any and all sources using MLA format.  This includes the films themselves, any texts assigned in class and all sources found through library research.  Use in-text citations and a Works Cited page.
  5. Include at least two additional sources beyond the films themselves.  These may be Corrigan, GCTF, other assigned readings, critical analyses, contemporary reviews of the films, or more recent reviews.  What types of sources you choose will depend on the approach from Corrigan you have chosen.
  6. See “Reminders” below from Essay 3 assignment for additional tips.


Essay #3 Topic* (see alternative for those with B+ average or research-credit)

Length 7-9 pages (not counting Works Cited)


Write an argument supported by research that analyzes 2-3 films.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is for you to analyze 2-3 films, either focusing on several films by one filmmaker (possibly using the auteur approach described by Corrigan) or analyzing several films within a single genre or period, or analyzing films you can link thematically, ideologically or by other means.  Your films must be German films and should include at least one that was not assigned during the course.  You should not write about the same films you chose for essay 2, so plan accordingly. 

Considerations: You must position your argument and ideas within the context of a careful reading of appropriate supporting materials (analytical, contextual, historical) that lend depth to your analysis.  Some of the texts may come from our course, but you should expect to do additional research (see our library page for help on getting started).  Each film should get no more than a 1-2 sentence summary in the introduction, and then no more plot recitation than is absolutely necessary.  Analysis is more important.

Research: Read Corrigan’s advice for doing research for Writing about Movies.  You will need to give a brief overview of each author’s argument but should only bring in those parts that are relevant to supporting your argument.


  • As with your other essays, be sure to consider the visual aspects of the film as well as plot points.  Films are not novels, so consider how the film uses specific types of shots, camera angles, sound, editing, color, costumes, scenery, and music to tell its story and convey its meaning?
  • You are not writing a movie review.  Your task is not to say whether you liked the films, but to analyze them critically. 
  • You must make an argument that is supported by the evidence you garther from your observations of the films and your analysis of the sources you find through research.
  • Beyond noting similarities and differences between films, consider why those connections are important.  What do they reveal?



Carrie Halquist - Reference and Instruction Librarian

Carrie Halquist's picture
Carrie Halquist
Ashland University Library
509 College Ave
Ashland, OH