Fiction/Nonfiction: Hybrid Film and TV Practices

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fiction/Nonfiction: Film & TV

Fall 2019

Taught By: Anthony Kaufman

Section: A

CRN: 5767

Credits: 1

We tend to think of fiction and nonfiction as two distinct forms, but there’s a long tradition of film and TV that blur truth and fiction, reality and fabrication. As Jean-Luc Godard once said, “All great fiction films tend toward documentary, just as all great documentaries tend toward fiction.” This 5-week course examines media that play between these lines, from the provocations of Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Watkins in the 1960s to the work of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris to more contemporary practitioners, including Joshua Oppenheimer (“The Act of Killing”), Robert Greene (“Kate Plays Christine”) and Sarah Polley (“Stories We Tell”). The course will examine concepts of truth and reality, performance and authenticity, as well as “Reality TV” and “fake news.”

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: August 25, 2019 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: Varies

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*If your course begins after the last day to add/drop online, but the course has not started, please contact your Academic Advisor for assistance in adding, dropping, or withdrawing from the course. 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: 12:05pm 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 11/11/2019 - 12/15/2019