Media Sensations

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Media Philosophy

Spring 2023

Taught By: Deborah Levitt

Section: AX

CRN: 9558

Credits: 4

Today, our most popular blockbusters are 3D effects extravaganzas, hyper-kinetic action/adventure flicks, horror films, and gross out comedies. Pornography is a mainstream phenomenon, and products are increasingly marketed as lifestyle experiences. This course interrogates how these powerful interfaces between bodily sensation and images work through surveying the domain of media theory focused on perception, sensation, and feeling. Students read works by both contemporary thinkers of affect and historical precursors, and screen films that function as case studies and as theoretical interventions. Course requirements include screening films on one one's own, in-class presentations, student discussion posts, and a major final essay. Readings are often challenging. [Tracks M, S]

Pre-requisites: At least two introductory courses, at least one "toolkit" methods course, and at least two 3000-level courses. One introductory course should be in the relevant Tracks 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: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 10:14am 8/12/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023