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Course TitleCritical Theories of Film and Media
CampusSwarthmore
SemesterSpring 2020
Registration IDFMST02001
Credit1
DepartmentFilm and Media Studies
InstructorWhite, Patricia
Times and DaysTTH 01:15pm-02:30pm
T 07:00pm-10:00pm
Room LocationKohlberg 326, Lang Perf Arts Ctr 101
Course Info

Film critic André Bazin's famous question, "What is cinema?," gained new relevance with the advent of digital media. This course introduces classical film theory (theories of modernity and perception, montage, realism), contemporary film theory (theories of film language, ideology, the cinematic apparatus, and spectatorship), approaches that cut across media (authorship, genre, stardom, semiotics, narratology, feminism, production and reception studies, cognitivism), and theorizations of new media. Through readings and weekly screenings, we explore the significance of film and other media in shaping and expressing our identities and cultural experiences. Strongly recommended for FMST majors and minors. 


Prerequisite:

FMST 001.

Miscellaneous Info

Course Record Number: 26478
Enrollment Limit: 35
Current Enrollment: 8
Distribution: Humanities

Eligible for INTP.

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