Post-Cinematic Aesthetics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Post-Cinematic Aesthetics

Fall 2020

Taught By: Deborah Levitt

Section: A

CRN: 8673

Credits: 4

[Tracks M, S] This course interrogates the effects of new media forms and practices—along with the shifts in spaces, times, and modes of experience rendered by the contemporary global media sphere—on cinematic production. The main focus is digital cinema, and its themes and aesthetics are examined in relation to a wide variety of topics—from older screen forms to database aesthetics, virtual and augmented realities, video gaming, interactivity, immersion, and artificial life. Students will read widely in theories of digitalcinema and related new media (Stewart, Rodowick, Shaviro, Sobchack, Manovich) as well as considering how older theory (Benjamin, Debord, Deleuze) is relevant to the contemporary moment. Assignments will include mid-term and final essays. This is a twice-weekly media and screen theory class with a long session on Wednesday for film screenings and a regular-length seminar meeting on Monday. [Tracks M, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 2:15am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

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