Listed in: English, as ENGL-95
Amelie E. Hastie (Section 04)
This course focuses on cinephilia–a passionate, affective engagement with cinema–as a means of seeing both the movies themselves and our critical, historical understanding of them. While focusing on cinephilic figures (the archivist, the filmmaker, the critic, the theorist, the historian, the collector, the teacher, the student), we will also look at particular historical junctures in which cinephilia has arisen in earnest (the photogenie movement in 1910s and 1920s France; post-war French criticism and auteurist production; late twentieth-century enthrallment with international new wave movements). Through experiments with reading, writing, and viewing habits, we will inject theoretical work with experiential practices, ultimately asking how (and if) cinephilia might be mobilized today. One class meeting and one screening per week.
Prior film course recommended. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Hastie.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to senior and junior English majors.
Offerings2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 20112014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 20122014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20092014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 20102014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20092014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 20162014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010