How does cinema make the world? We will explore the landscapes and political potentials of different cinematic movements such as the LA Rebellion, Cinema Novo, New Queer Cinema, Taiwanese New Wave, and New German Cinema as well as cinematic practices in colonial Bollywood and 1920s Shanghai. This course will rely heavily on weekly film screenings, supplementary readings, and weekly written responses culminating in a final paper or creative project. We will look at cinema not as a history of film objects but as a constellation of cine-ecologies (energy, practices, matter) in conversation with each other.
By the end of this course, students will:
• Have a broad understanding of the wide range of global cinematic practices.
• Develop their critical voices and argumentation skills
• Practice new methods of approaching visual cultural inquiry
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Media Studies , Updates
Tags: film , materiality , media studies