COMPLIT 382 - Literature and the Other Arts
Section: 001 Arthouse Animation and Poetics
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The word “poetic” often passes our lips in reference to experiences that have nothing to do with poems, when we are describing an event, an image, or an emotion, not to mention particular manifestations of “justice,” “license,” “diction,” “imagery,” or “rhetoric.” This course explores the notion that these whispers of the “poetic” are not careless, but suggest a mechanism that operates analogously across a range of texts and circumstances. Drawing our test cases from over a century of brilliant and bizarre visual materials—including animated films from Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—we will examine how the timing, technique, technology, attention to audience, and intertextual relations of a given work condition our experience of it. Additional readings will include poems and short stories, as well as exemplary texts in aesthetic theory and film criticism.

COMPLIT 382 - Literature and the Other Arts
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Coursepack materials are available online in PDF format. There is no separate screening hour for this course. Most films will be available for viewing online, and several short films will be screened daily in lecture.
ISBN: 0415397308
Understanding animation, Author: Paul Wells., Publisher: Routledge 2nd ed. 2007
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1584230703
The medium is the massage : an inventory of effects, Author: Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore ; produced by Jerome Agel., Publisher: Gingko Press 2001
ISBN: 0252075641
Spring : poems, Author: by Oni Buchanan., Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2008
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