Global Cinema

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Cinema

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 8672

Credits: 3

[Tracks C, M, S] In this course we will focus on ideas about space and place that characterize the aesthetics and politics of global cinema. By global cinema we mean a body of films that explore the impact of globalization processes on people’s lives in different parts of the world. Examples include Jia Zhangke’s The World and 24 City, Wong Kar Wai’s Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, and 2046, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, and Samira Makhmalbaf’s Blackboards – films that render a “floating” quality to the physical, social, and psychological dimensions of contemporary life through cinematic techniques. How do characters establish their spatial identities? What contingencies shape their lives? How does the local intersect with the global? Using perspectives in the developing area of transnational cinema and media studies, we will pay close attention to specific films and their criss-crossing of various structural and thematic tendencies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*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: 3:36am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020