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Harvard University
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Ves 173t - Visual Music

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VES 173t Contemporary Film Theory Instructor Professor David Rodowick Office hours Tuesday and Wednesday 3 4 pm or by appointment M 06 Sever Hall 4th floor Phone 617 496 6076 Email rodowick fas harvard edu Meeting times Wednesdays 1 3 pm in CCVA B 04 location may change Course website http isites harvard edu k8590 Course description This course provides a critical and historical survey of the major questions concepts and trends in film theory since 1968 Organized broadly around questions of film ideology and spectatorship weekly readings films and discussion will examine how the study of film in the last thirty years has been influenced by semiology psychoanalysis Marxism postmodernism feminism critical race studies gay and lesbian criticism and postcolonial theory Enrollment and registration Enrollment in this course may be limited Students will be selected for the course on the basis of applications explaining their reasons for taking the class Preference is given to VES concentrators then in order freshmen seniors and others graduating in the coming June juniors and sophomores Cross registration Students from other Harvard schools M I T or Tufts must cross register through the Faculty of Arts and Sciences not the Graduate School of Design Prerequisite LA B 11 VES 170 The Art of Film or permission of instructor Please note that this course may not be taken Pass Fail Student responsibilities Seminar participation and discussion Your first and most important responsibility is to keep up with the assigned readings and screenings and to think about them seriously Class attendance is mandatory and will count as a portion of your final grade It is imperative that you read carefully all assigned weekly readings and watch assigned films or videos before coming to class You should take careful notes on the readings and be prepared to discuss them thoroughly in class A good strategy is to always come to class prepared with three or four written questions Each student will



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