ENGH 472: Topics in Film/Media Theory

ENGH 472-001: Screening the City
(Spring 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Music Theater Building 1004

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Section Information for Spring 2023

This course will look at the global city on screen in relation to wealth and poverty; crime and criminality; surveillance and the state of emergency; gender and sexuality; space, place, and shooting on location; and housing and policing. While the “global city” occupies a central position in the generation and circulation of wealth, this course is also interested in the marginal spaces of such cities and the visual culture produced in them and in relation to them. Key topics include the city’s relationship to personal and public memory; the city as nightmare; neighborhoods, segregation, and sectarianism; the city as a site of subversion and revolution; the city as a space of hope, possibility, and community. Screenings include: Parasite, Sacred Games, La haine/Hate, Chungking Express, Atlantique/Atlantics, and Pose.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Advanced studies of theories about various aspects of production, distribution, and reception of film-mediated experiences. Topics may include theories of spectator, semiotics, feminist film theory, theories of narrativity, structuralist film theory, or deconstruction. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 332/ENGH 372 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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