Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/29/2022||12/12/2022||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||HS G35|
We will examine basic theories of film and their relationship to the practice of “close analysis.” How do film theorists discuss the experience of film, spectatorship, apparatus, and production in a variety of theoretical contexts and explore major film theories such as those of formalism, realism, auteurism, star/celebrity culture, gender, psychoanalysis, genre, race, cultural and media studies? Theories are meant to provide students with a vocabulary for close analysis of film and will stress the many ways of seeing and experiencing film. Our primary responsibility will be finding ways to speak and write about film and its significance as a complex aesthetic and social sign. Film excerpts, particularly those discussed in the assigned texts, will be screened and discussed in class.
ENGL 618 satisfies the Genre requirement for English Literature majors and is a required course for the film minor (Note: LLC 540 offered in Fall 2022 as history of German cinema course does not count as an equivalent of 618 due its limited scope).
ENGL 618 may be taken as an upper-level elective by general English majors.