Dec 08, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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LITR 4410 - Film Theory

The purpose of this course is to study significant theories of representation that analyze the visual codifications generically called “film.” The course will examine theories of visual rhetoric and of narrativity; look at the way economic and technological factors have affected the construction of cinematic codes, styles, and trends; examine influential psychoanalytic theories and feminist theories; and consider the ways in which popular films participate in the cultural narratives specific to their moment of production.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: any film course or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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