Graduate Film Historiography
201 001 | CCN: 25756
Kristen Mary Whissel
Location: Dwinelle 226
Date and Time: TH 2:00pm - 4:59pm
The theoretical and methodological issues raised by the recent practice of film history are the focus of this seminar. Intended primarily for first-year film studies graduate students and other students interested in starting work on film history, the seminar provides both a theoretical overview of film historiography and an introduction to the practice of historically oriented film research. The first part of the course uses both overtly historiographic readings and film history examples to raise historical questions of technology, institution-formation, exhibition, cultural history, and spectatorship.