The Oscar-Winning Film and its Discontents

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Oscar Film & its Discontents

Fall 2021

Taught By: Peter Kim

Section: AX

CRN: 13045

Credits: 4

[Tracks C, M, S] This course takes Academy Award-winning films both past and present and interrogates how these films aestheticize and give coherent form to reactionary and problematic notions of race, class, queerness, ideologies of color-blindness, American empire, AI, and liberal bourgeois subjectivity. Read through the lens of key theoretical works in the fields of culture, media, and film studies (e.g., Althusser, Adorno, Hall, Harvey, Gates, Ngai, Butler, Mulvey, Said, Hartman), the course considers the aesthetic, political, and historical dimensions of the so-called "Oscar-bait" film. Films will include Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Slumdog Millionaire, Avatar, 12 Years A Slave, Her, Green Book, Three Billboards, Black Panther, Minari, and Nomadland. [Tracks C, M, 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: Yes

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: 3:21pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 406

Date Range: 9/3/2021 - 12/17/2021