UPCOMING COURSE: C LIT 596 C: “Histories of Cinema in the Digital Age” (Spring 2011)

Comp LIT 596 C
Instructor: Yomi Braester
SLN 11559
T Th  3:30-5:20
SAV 162

Histories of Cinema in the Digital Age

How has the history of film been rewritten in the past twenty years, especially through the cinematic medium itself? To what extent are these new histories the result of new technology ? shooting in Digital Video, editing on computers distribution on VHS/VCD/DVD and P2P, and critical reception through online reviews and the blogosphere?  To what extent is it because of political and ideological changes ? the advent of globalization, the turn to post-socialism, and the rise of neoliberalism? To inquire into these questions, we will examine closely a number of films directly interested in the history of film, such as
Jean-Luc Godard’s Histroire(s) du cinéma, Dan Geva’s Description of a Memory, Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn and the omnibus film To Each His Cinema.  The seminar is designed to coach graduate students through the various stages
of a research project during the term.

About Ed Chang

Edmond Chang is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the University of Washington in Seattle. His main areas of interest are technoculture, digital studies, cultural studies, queer studies, film, visual rhetoric, literary nonfiction, composition, myth, role-playing games, video games, and popular culture. He graduated from the University of Maryland with his BA in English, a BA in Classics, and his MA in English. He has taught at the university level for over twelve years.
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