A variable topics course that may focus on such areas as film genres, national cinemas, world cinema, directors or other thematically organized topics.
ENGL 385: Film Theory
Instructor: Judith Roof
The history of film theory from the work of Arnheim and Belasz to the theories of Eisenstein and Bazin to the more psychoanalytic concepts of such theorists as Metz, Heath, Rose, de Laurentiis, Mulvey, and Chion, to Flusser’s micro essays on media and current issues of medium, production and identification. In the process, we will also watch relevant films including works by Eisenstein, Dziga-Vertov, Renoir, Welles, Hitchcock, Godard, Varda, Herzog and others. Written work will include several critical papers. Crosslisted with FILM 385.