ENGLISH 411 - Art of the Film
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Eco Imaginations
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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In this course, you will engage eco-imaginations in experimental and mainstream film and video, with a focus on material that combines ecological awareness with fantastical elements: from blockbusters like Mad Max: Fury Road and the Godzilla franchise to experimental shorts like the Kenyan Afrofuturist Pumzi and the disability culture video Waking the Green Sound. You will deepen your close reading skills, and you will make your own short videos using your phones. We will ask questions about eco-imaginations on TikTok and other social media, and look at the curation of festivals and sharing platforms that offer new relations to the worlds that surround us.

*Please note that you will be watching material outside of class time, so make sure to keep 2 hours of time for that in your calendar.

Course Requirements:

Assessment: quizzes, weekly Canvas tasks, midterm, group presentation, final project (either creative or critical)


ENGLISH 411 - Art of the Film
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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