Experimental Documentary

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Experimental Documentary
Fall 2022
Taught By: Genevieve Yue
Section: A

CRN: 14393

Credits: 3

In the past twenty years, a form of film and moving image practice provisionally called “experimental documentary” has emerged on the festival circuit. In Europe and North America especially, but also globally, dozens of new festivals and sidebar programs have sprouted showing works that foreground what curator and critic Okwui Enwezor described as “art’s engagement with social life.” These include works of sensory ethnography, blended docufictions, observational investigations, and essayistic reflections, as well as the many historical antecedents for such works. This course will examine the recent phenomenon of experimental documentary, its histories, practitioners, and the infrastructures that support it. NOTE: Students who register for the UG section will earn undergraduate credit at the completion of the course. Students wishing to earn Graduate credit must register for the graduate section of the course. Students intending to apply a graduate course toward the senior capstone requirement must register for the graduate section.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 11

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 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: 12:44am EST 1/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 203
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022