Brechtian Cinema

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Brechtian Cinema
Fall 2022
Taught By: Caveh Zahedi
Section: AX

CRN: 14391

Credits: 4

Brechtian Cinema will explore the ideas of Bertolt Brecht as they relate to cinema. More specifically, we will explore the various ways in which Brecht’s theory of aesthetic alienation has been used in cinema. Over the course of the semester, we will study films such as Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Carabiniers, Lars Von Trier’s Dogville, Todd Solondz’ Palindromes, and Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, all of which grapple with Brecht’s theatrical innovations and ideological assumptions in different ways. [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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:48pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022