Cinema Invented/Cinema Reinvented

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Cinema (Re)reinvented

Fall 2021

Taught By: Laurence Hegarty

Section: A

CRN: 3232

Credits: 3

In this class we shall begin with cinema’s earliest days, the 1890’s, and move forward toward cinema’s various destinations. We shall examine the seemingly inevitable trajectory of cinema that led it toward the narrative and the novelistic. Rather than reiterating that trajectory we shall pay particular attention to historical moments from the past 100 years or so when film was theorized and practiced as other than narrative and novelistic. Thus we shall examine all the detours, excursions and adversarial cinemas that grew out of the same ‘inventions’ of the 1890’s. In our readings and viewings we shall examine how film was theorized to be a practice other than that canonized by Hollywood. In our screenings we shall become familiar with film and video that exploits and manipulates the medium plastically as, variously, a political, documentary, ideological, decorative, subversive or avant garde cultural form.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

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: 4:56am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 818

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