Fall 2018

Andy Warhol, Filmmaker

Listed in: English, as ENGL-386  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-359


Joshua M. Guilford (Section 01)


(Offered as ENGL 386 and FAMS 359) This course examines the expansive body of films created by Andy Warhol between 1963 and the mid-1970s and considers the privileged place that cinema occupied in his artistic practice during this period. In addition to viewing key examples of the films that Warhol directed and produced (such as Kiss, The Chelsea Girls, and Flesh for Frankenstein), we will read a wide range of critical writings about Warhol from the disciplines of film studies, art history, cultural studies, and critical theory, while also sampling Warhol’s own literary output (POPism, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, etc.). Through weekly screenings and seminar discussions, we will work to contextualize Warhol’s films within broader cultural developments of the 1960s, and to assess the aesthetic, theoretical, and political parameters of his engagement with the filmic medium. Please note: attendance at course screenings is required.

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Guilford.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to FAMS majors


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018