Spring 2015

Coming to Terms: Cinema

Listed in: English, as ENGL-280  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-210

Formerly listed as: ENGL-16  |  FAMS-20


Nathaniel W. Brennan (Section 01)


(Offered as ENGL 280 and FAMS 210.)  An introduction to cinema studies through consideration of a few critical and descriptive terms, together with a selection of various films (classic and contemporary, foreign and American) for illustration and discussion.  The terms for discussion will include, among others:  cinematic verisimilitude, spectatorship and affect, sound, narrative, and the avant-garde.  Three class meetings and one screening per week.

Limited to 35 students.  Spring semester.  Visiting Professor Brennan.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to declared FAMS majors.


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2022