Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2021

Taught By: Genevieve Yue

Section: A

CRN: 11115

Credits: 4

[Tracks C, S] The home has always been an integral site for filmmaking and film viewing, for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. The earliest films could be said to be home movies, studies and records of ordinary family life, and that impulse to record extends to the present-day ubiquity of videos shared on social media. Homes are places of belonging, warmth, familiarity, and safety. The unhomely, or uncanny (unheimlich in Freud’s words) undoes these expectations by locating estrangement, entrapment, and danger right in heart of the home. This course examines the creative friction that the site of the home can produce in films. It approaches the home from a range of thematic perspectives: kitchens and domestic labor, home invasions, artistic uses of home movies, homelessness and dispossession, homecomings, and the envisioning of future homes, to name a few. Films examined and discussed span documentary, experimental film, and narrative feature films. Throughout the course maintains historical and critical engagement with issues of race, gender, class, and identity as expressed in the possibility, stability, and ultimate meaning of home. [Tracks C, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:27am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021