Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

FILM 359 - CINEMAS OF URBAN ALIENATION

Long Title: CINEMAS OF URBAN ALIENATION
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This seminar examines cinematic engagements with urban spaces and experiences around the world spanning the last two centuries. Particular attention will be paid to issues of migration, marginality, colonialism, war and post-war, nostalgia and memory, race and gender. Cities of focus include Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Algiers, Beirut and Paris. Our weekly discussions of individual films will be grounded in critical writings of the cities' histories and theories of space and film. Cross-list: ARCH 359, HART 359.