Brechtian Cinema

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Brechtian Cinema

Fall 2021

Taught By: Caveh Zahedi

Section: AX

CRN: 11116

Credits: 4

[Tracks C, M, S] Brechtian Cinema will explore the ideas of Bertolt Brecht as they relate to cinema. More specifically, we will explore the various ways in which Brecht’s theory of aesthetic alienation has been used in cinema. Over the course of the semester, we will study films such as Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Carabiniers, Lars Von Trier’s Dogville, Todd Solondz’ Palindromes, and Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, all of which grapple with Brecht’s theatrical innovations and ideological assumptions in different ways. [Tracks C, M, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 8:35pm 12/8/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1108

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021