Crit Inq: Episodic Theory

School of Drama: Critical Inquiry

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Crit Inq: Episodic Theory

Spring 2021

Taught By: William Cusick

Section: A

CRN: 3414

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)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:35am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 901

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021