Philosophy, Film, & Media Art

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Philosophy, Film, & Media Art

Spring 2022

Taught By: Patrick Harrison

Section: AX

CRN: 12450

Credits: 4

What can an artwork do? This is the question that this course will pose, if not definitively answer. Three key terms of common concern in philosophy, film, and art will serve as our guide: aesthetics, subjectivity, and history. Each term suggests new ways of reformulating the question, such as: How can artworks reconfigure the fundamental conditions of possibility of experience? How do they alter the unconscious? How do they, not just record or narrate history, but redeem the past and open up new futures? We will explore these ideas through close reading of philosophical texts ranging from Kant to Kara Keeling and analyze a range of cinematic works ranging from classic Hitchcock classics to avant-garde/experimental works to contemporary moving image art.

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 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 5:26pm 6/29/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022