GLOBAL FILM THEORY

Elective Courses

CIMS 305 - GLOBAL FILM THEORY

ARTH 295 | COML 299 | ENGL 305 | GSWS 295
401 |LEC | |TR 10:30-11:30am |FBH 231
402 |REC |Joseph Coppola |R 12-1:30pm |TBA
403 |REC |Joseph Coppola |R 2-3pm |TBA

This course will provide an introduction to some of the most important film theory debates, and allow us to explore how writers and filmmakers from different countries and historical periods have attempted to make sense of the changing phenomenon known as "cinema," to think cinematically. Topics under consideration may include: spectatorship, authorship, the apparatus, sound, editing, realism, race, gender and sexuality, stardom, the culture industry, the nation and decolonization, what counts as film theory and what counts as cinema, and the challenges of considering film theory in a global context, including the challenge of working across languages. There will be no screenings for this course.  No knowledge of film theory is presumed. Course requirements: attendance at lecture and participation in lecture and section discussions; canvas postings; 1 in-class mideterm; 1 take-home final.

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Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782