SAC 631 - Advanced Seminar in Theories of Film or Electronic/Digital Media
Section: 001 Critical Theory at the Movies
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This seminar will focus on the theorization of film and photography by thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. We will carefully consider both classical and lesser-known texts by Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, and Siegfried Kracauer. We will locate these authors' contributions in their historical contexts, considering them alongside contemporary interventions by theorists and practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht, Sergei Eisenstein, or Hanns Eisler, and we will test their arguments by drawing on pertinent examples from film history — including films by Fritz Lang, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Vigo; Hollywood's anti-Nazi films and the film noir of the 1940s; and the legacy of critical theory in works by Alexander Kluge or Harun Farocki.

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Class Format:

Seminar. All texts and films will be available in English translation.

SAC 631 - Advanced Seminar in Theories of Film or Electronic/Digital Media
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001 (SEM)
1Graduate Standing
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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