Middlebury

FMMC 0360

Methods of Film Criticism

Methods of Film & Media Criticism
This writing-intensive seminar takes a close look at four key theoretical concepts for film & media criticism: textuality, authorship, genre, and narrative. How do we understand the boundaries between any film “text” and its broader intertextual contexts? How does authorship frame our understanding of the style and ethics of any given film? How do genre categories help us make sense of films and media, as well as their cultural contexts? How do films and media tell stories in distinctive and innovative ways? Through theoretical readings and exemplary screenings, we will learn to become sharper critics of films and media. (FMMC 0101 or FMMC 0102 or FMMC 0104 or instructor's approval) 3 hrs. sem./3 hrs. screen
Subject:
Film & Media Culture
Department:
Film & Media Culture
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW

Sections

Spring 2021

FMMC0360A-S21 Lecture

Spring 2020

FMMC0360A-S20 Lecture (Mittell)

Spring 2018

FMMC0360A-S18 Lecture (Grindon)

Fall 2015

FMMC0360A-F15 Lecture (Grindon)

Fall 2013

FMMC0360A-F13 Lecture (Grindon)

Fall 2011

FMMC0360A-F11 Lecture (Grindon)