Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2022

  • Special Topics in Film – Slow Cinema: Economies of Attention

    170 001 | CCN: 24774

    Dolores McElroy

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, TH 2:00pm - 3:29pm

    4 Units

    In this course, we will consider practices and theories of attention. How do we direct our focus? Which technologies and social forces––including cinema––shape and control our attention? Can cinema also be a way of retraining our attention and focus on the world around us? What are the experiences and consequences of slowing down and resisting the capitalist imperative to be “productive?” In addition to thinking of “slowness” through cinema, students will also be given the tools to develop their own practices of slowness and attention.