TDRU

4552

Crit Inq: Episodic Theory

School of Drama: Critical Inquiry

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Crit Inq: Episodic Theory

Spring 2019

Taught By: William Cusick

Section: A

CRN: 3877

Credits: 2

This course investigates episodic storytelling by examining works of drama, television, cinema and web series. Through a series of in-class viewings and discussions, weekly readings and critical theory, the course explores theories of how episodic structure works, how spectators engage with the form, and the various roles of episodic storytelling within social contexts. Students will learn about logistical and aesthetic challenges undertaken by storytellers in the creation of large scale, long term episodic productions. In addition to establishing the historical context and frameworks of episodic production, the course includes study of contemporary theories on reboots, sequels, remakes and spin-offs. Final projects in this class may be a written essay or a defined creative response.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Critical Inquiry (TCRI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 8:56am 11/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019