Spring 2010

Cinephilia

Listed in: English, as ENGL-95

Faculty

Amelie E. Hastie (Section 04)

Description

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.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 20112013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 20122013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20092013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 20102013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20092013-14: Offered in Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 20152013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010
 

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