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FIST 520 Advanced Film and Media Criticism

Film and media criticism, with detailed interrogation of conceptual foundations and contemporary case-studies.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
RestrictedFIST 520 001Seminar2 Fri11:0013:00

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MA and PhD Cinema and Media Studies programs. Other graduate students should consult the instructor for permission to register.

FIST 520: Graduate seminar on Film and Media Criticism: On Cinematic BeautyHow do we assess what is beautiful in film? How are beautiful bodies co-created by cinematic form, and what gendered, racialized, and classed reifications undergird our judgments of beauty? We will examine transnational Asian cinemas and screen cultures to study the beautiful, the ugly, the abject, and the sublime in terms of embodiment and aesthetics, more broadly. We aim to interrogate the aesthetic affects of beauty as well as related categories like charm, charisma, and seduction.