Chantal Akerman

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

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

CRN: 13621

Credits: 4

Chantal Akerman was always more than any one thing: more than a feminist filmmaker, or a lesbian filmmaker, or a Belgian filmmaker, or a Jewish filmmaker. Her works spanned genres, from experimental shorts and video installations to literary adaptations and the musical. Still, none of this adequately describes the singular force of Akerman and her always uncompromising vision. This course surveys the range of Akerman’s career, from her early sketches of life in New York City in the early 1970s, to her celebrated depiction of domestic tedium in Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), to her tender and unflinching portrait of her ailing mother in No Home Movie (2015), her last film. Students will read with and around each film, including texts by and about Akerman as well as those that pick up the social, political, and aesthetic issues raised in her always astonishing works. NOTE: This course is open to Juniors and Seniors majoring in Culture & Media and Screen Studies only. [Tracks C, 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: 6:32am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 517
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023