Film Criticism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Film Criticism
Spring 2023
Taught By: Leo Goldsmith and Nick Pinkerton
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: 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: 3:06pm EDT 5/31/2023

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