Film Criticism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Film Criticism

Spring 2023

Taught By: Leo Goldsmith

Section: A

CRN: 13628

Credits: 4

This writing-intensive course examines the practice of film criticism in the age of Twitter, Letterboxd, and prodigious streaming options. With widely proliferating outlets for distribution and public discourse, what role does the critic play today, as expert, intellectual, influencer, or naysayer? Tracing historical trends from cinema’s origins to the present (auteurism, feminism, apparatus theory, cultural studies, the “oppositional gaze”), along with parallel perspectives from art, music, and literary criticism, the course situates the critic within and against the culture industry, between academia, journalism, marketing, and popular discourse. Students will practice different approaches through written, videographic, digital, and other critical techniques, and discuss the field with professional practitioners. [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: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 7:58am EST 11/27/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023