Cinema Studies Summer 2012 Courses

Summer at the Movies



INI 115Y1Y - Introduction to Film Study

May 14, 2012 - August 13, 2012

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-1pm, 2-4pm - Media Commons Theatre, RL

C. Babey

Open to all undergraduate students, this course offers an introduction to film study, with careful attention to films themselves. We begin with a thorough examination of film form, learning the necessary skills to analyze films. Then we investigate different types of film—from live-action to animated, fictional to documentary, narrative to experimental, classical to post/modernist, and dominant to resistant—as well as the analytical approaches that such films have fostered. Upon completion of the course, students will have gained an enhanced capacity to recognize and analyze the unique means through which films make meaning. The format of the course involves regular two-hour film screenings, one-hour lectures, and one-hour close analysis sessions of the films.


Summer with the Evil Dead

















INI 226H1F1 - Horror Film (intensive)

May 14, 2012 - June 1, 2012

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 12-4pm - Innis Town Hall, IN 112

K. Banning

Open to all undergraduate students, this intensive three week long course offers an overview of the horror film as a genre. We will focus on three main types of international horror: the un-dead, body horror, and the supernatural. The period from the 1960s to the present will be highlighted, with an emphasis on the genre’s continuing popular appeal, affective power, unique means of producing pleasure, and its current global resurgence. Additional topics include: the aesthetics of gore and violence; technologies of fear; genealogy of the monster; J-horror; new French extremity; cult fandom and paracinema; horror as national allegory; and media convergence.


For more information about when these courses are offered, please refer to the Arts and Science Summer 2012 Timetable.



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