Spring 2012


Listed in: English, as ENGL-482  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-482

Formerly listed as: ENGL-95


Amelie E. Hastie (Section 01)


(Offered as ENGL 482 and FAMS 482.)  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.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2012