The Art of Film Criticism|
This course will consider film criticism as a literary genre and an intellectual discipline, with the goal of helping students develop strong writerly voices and aesthetic points of view. Readings will include important critics of the past--including James Agee, Andrew Sarris, Pauline Kael and Susan Sontag--and examples of criticism as it is currently practiced, with special attention to digital media. Writing assignments will focus on the techniques and challenges of analyzing complex works of art concisely and on deadline.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Philip Lopate, ed. American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now
Selected essays by Susan Sontag, Manny Farber, Cahiers du Cinema and others.
Film screenings TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly journal entries, one in-class presentation, 3 short (800-1200 word) essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is for Film Majors only. Students interested in this course should speak with Professor Basinger and submit a writing sample to Jeanine Basinger by November 8, at 4pm. Professor Basinger will be handling the POI requests but is not the instructor of the course.
|Instructor(s): Scott,Anthony O. Basinger,Jeanine D. Times: .....F. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|