Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Fall 2023
Taught By: Genevieve Yue
Section: AX

CRN: 15986

Credits: 4

[Track S] Perhaps no film expresses as much about cinematic desire as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958). Though a commercial and critical flop upon its release, Vertigo has beguiled audiences, critics, artists, and scholars in the decades since. This course maintains a sustained view of this elusive film, itself a story that occurs in the gap between what we see and what we imagine we see. Along the way, students will work through various interpretations of the film from feminist film theory, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and aesthetics; examine its many sources (Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac’s From Among the Dead, Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” and various other Hitchcock films); and watch films and artworks that follow the trajectory of the film’s interminable spiral motif (Lou Ye, Brian De Palma, David Lynch, Mary Helena Clark, Chris Marker, Cindy Bernard, David Reed). [Track S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 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: 10:28am EST 11/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 601
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/5/2023