I just finished writing a remembrance of my dissertation adviser, Chuck Kleinhans, which may be published in a journal for which he served on the editorial board. In going over his life and achievements I came to realize that I was enrolled, as a first-year graduate student, in the first two courses he taught at Northwestern University:
- C80 Experimental Film
- D87-2 Contemporary Film Theory
These were offered in spring term 1977, after Paddy Whannel hired Chuck on a temporary basis. In fall 1977, they converted Chuck’s position to a tenure-track one and he served the Radio/TV/Film Department for 32 years–retiring in 2009 as an associate professor emeritus.
As I went through my Northwestern papers related to Chuck, I found that I still have the syllabi for those courses and so I scanned them to PDFs and present them here–perhaps the first time they have seen the light of day in 42 years! (Click the links below for the PDFs.)