Crit Inq: Episodic Theory

School of Drama: Critical Inquiry

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Crit Inq: Episodic Theory
Spring 2023
Taught By: Crystal Skillman
Section: A

CRN: 11698

Credits: 3

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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 10:32am EDT 6/3/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/17/2023 - 5/17/2023