GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013
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Courses taught by Giuliana Bruno
04132: Frames of Mind: Approaches to Film Theory (HIS 0413200)
Lecture - 4 credits
Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 Carpenter Center B04
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 Carpenter Center - Lecture Hall
Introduction to the language of film theory aimed at developing analytic skills to interpret films. Historical survey of classical and contemporary theory beginning with turn-of-the-century scientific motion studies to emotion studies of Hugo Munsterberg, to the virtual movements of our new millennium. Considers Eisenstein's theory of montage, cultural history of the cinematic apparatus, and the body of physical existence from Kracauer to gender studies. Different theoretical positions open our understanding of films and guide us in reading them.
Note: Offered jointly with VES as VES 181.
04354: Visual Fabrics: Film, Fashion and Material Culture (HIS 0435400)
Seminar - 4 credits
Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 Carpenter Center 402
Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 Carpenter Center - Lecture Hall
What is the place of materiality in our virtual world? How do film and fashion communicate as objects of material culture? As powerful image makers, film and fashion share a role with architecture and contemporary art. We explore their common language in "fashioning" material visual expression. Readings in contemporary visual theory and film screenings explore the haptic as part of our cultural "fabric". Extensive text(ur)al analysis of Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood For Love.
Note: Offered jointly with VES as VES 185x.