A-Z index, short bios, and further recommended sources. Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania prepares students to forge innovative connections across the disciplines that study vision and images.Students acquire a critical awareness of seeing and the problems and possibilities for investigating, thinking, and writing about seeing in the 21st century. Great filmmaker and theorist in discussion include Vertov, Kuleshov, Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Medvedkin and others. Building on camera, sound, and editing skills acquired in Video I, students will produce a portfolio of short videos and one longer project over the course of the semester using advanced level camera and sound equipment. Students will be admitted on the basis of an application by email briefly describing their interest in the course to the instructor. We will also examine the critical role of "shadow libraries," (free culture hubs) in regards how the cultural artifact is produced and distributed in the digital age, alongside today's gatekeepers of algorithmic culture, such as Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify. Not only has the wide availability of satellite media across the continent made international film and television programing part of African popular culture, but moreover the growing film industries within the continent, most notably Nollywood, have altered how Africans are carving an image of themselves on the big and small screens. Also Offered As: ARTH 573, COML 570, ENGL 573, GRMN 573, REES 683, CIMS 528 Modern Spain and Hispanic America. Cinema Studies Program 209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782 CIMS 273 American Theatre and Performance. Beginning with the cinematic revolution signaled by the Italian Neo-Realism (of Rossellini and De Sica), we will follow the evolution of postwar cinema through the French New Wave (of Godard, Resnais, and Varda), American movies of the 1950s and 1960s (including the New Hollywood cinema of Coppola and Scorsese), and the various other new wave movements of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (such as the New German Cinema). Under Browse by Subject, select Cinema & Media Studies. See the Cinema Studies website at for a description of the current This offerings. Can the humanities help us think differently about the forest? Also Offered As: COML 256, EALC 151, EALC 551, GSWS 257, CIMS 152 Forest Worlds: Mapping the Arboreal Imaginary in Literature and Film. See the Cinema Studies website at for a description of the current offerings. Common stereotypes of picturing Russia from "foreign" perspectives draw special attention. A select, limited number of films are available to stream. The class is a seminar, with required participation in discussions. Veronica Aplenc Program Manager/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education vaplenc@upenn.edu. This event marked the apex of South Korean cinematic renaissance, having steadily become a tour de force in the international film festival scene since 1997 onwards. Class lecture/discussions will be illustrated with recorded examples. Also Offered As: CLST 019, ENGL 015, GSWS 017, LALS 016, CIMS 016 Freshman Seminar in Cinema and Media Studies. Penn O365 Email. This page features a small selection of e-books related to Cinema and Media Studies. CIMS 274 Dark Comedy in Theatre and Film. And how do these films challenge the dominant western trope of Africa as a spectacle, instead offering novel ways of picturing everyday African experiences that we rarely glimpse in western media? It is designated as a Benjamin Franklin Seminar. CIMS-005 DYSTOPIAN LIT AND FILM 1 CU 401 SEM TR 9-10:30AM DADAWALA V COURSE ONLINE: SYNCHRONOUS FORMAT LOCATION: ONLINE CROSS LISTED: ENGL-005 MAX W/CROSS LIST: 16 CIMS-014 THE ETERNAL FEMININE? Study Abroad: Cinema and Media Studies students also have the chance to study abroad, either through the Penn-in-London program, an opportunity to experience first-hand the preservation and archiving techniques of the National Film Archive, or through the Penn-in-Cannes … Additionally, some academic departments and programs have their own media collections (e.g., Cinema & Media Studies, History, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies). A variety of approaches -- thematic, psychoanalytic, cultural, narratological -- will be used in an attempt to test their viability and define the subversive force of a literary mode that contributes to shedding light on the dark side of the human psyche by interrogating the "real," making visible the unseen and articulating the unsaid. Also Offered As: COML 154, ENVS 151, GRMN 151. French is, after English, the second truly global language. In what different ways (through what platforms, interfaces, and screens) do people in different continents access televisual content? Rota's music for Visconti will be examined in Senso, the Leopard, and Rocco and his Brothers, along with his Transatlantic collaboration for The Godfather. films include Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run. Students use digital SLR cameras, scanners and digital compositing software to produce works in hand-drawn animation, puppet and clay animation, sand animation, and multiplane collage animation. 3440 Market Street, Suite 100 Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335 (215) 898-7326 summer@sas.upenn.edu In an effort to better understand how the horror film makes us confront our worst fears and our most secret desires alike, we will look at the genre's main iconic figures (Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.) But how exactly are the French capital and its variegated people captured on celluloid? "Reading Against Racism" is imagined as a way of catalyzing active, collective, and long-term anti-racist, anti-imperialist intellectual work. Weekly readings in philosophy, critical theory, artist statements and literature are assinged. CIMS 250 Andrei Tarkovsky: Cinema, Spirit and the Art of the Long Take. CIMS 502 Masters in Liberal Arts Seminar. The course will also include weekly screenings of films and videos, introducing students to the history of video art as well as to other contemporary practices. Also Offered As: AFRC 572, COML 575, ENGL 572, Also Offered As: COML 590, ENGL 590, GSWS 589, LALS 590, CIMS 582 Fantastic Literature 19th/20th Centuries. The course will provide a general fluency in contemporary urban research, with particular emphasis on urban political ecology. Major themes and issues involve: the invention of montage, Kuleshov effect, the means of visual propaganda and the cinematic component to the communist cultural revolutions, party ideology and practices of social-engineering, cinematic response to the emergence of the totalitarian state. Lorde, critiquing white feminists, states, "I cannot hide my anger to spare you guilt, nor hurt feelings, nor answering anger; for to do so insults and trivializes all our efforts. We will explore these issues in the context of the literary production of the twentieth century in Spanish America from roughly the twenties to the present, that is, the epoch encompassing the larger metropolitan cultural phenomena of Modernism and Postmodernism. CIMS 150 Water Worlds: Cultural Responses to Sea Level Rise & Catastrophic Flooding. The class will focus on learning the basic tenets of classical dramatic structure and how this (ideally) will serve as the backbone for the screenplay of the aforementioned terrific idea. Please see the College Freshman seminar website for information on current course offerings https://www.college.upenn.edu/node/403. Although majors and minors will have the opportunity to do some screenwriting and production work, they will primarily engage in the critical study of national cinemas, international film movements, major and minor filmmakers in various traditions, the economic, legal and political forces governing film industry practice, film and media theory, and the relationship between film and the other arts. While Israeli works constitute more than half of the course's material, European film and fiction play comparative roles. Topics under consideration may include: spectatorship, authorship, the apparatus, sound, editing, realism, race, gender and sexuality, stardom, the culture industry, the nation and decolonization, what counts as film theory and what counts as cinema, and the challenges of considering film theory in a global context, including the challenge of working across languages. We will begin by reading some of the early, influential works in the dystopian genre by authors like Mary Shelley, H.G. In dialogue with this scholarship, students will develop and situate their own experimental documentary research projects. Our curriculum is built upon three foundational courses that aim to introduce students to some of the most significant film movements, technological developments, genres, and methodologies: CIMS 101 - World Film History to 1945, CIMS 102 - World Film History 1945 to the Present, and CIMS 103 - Television and New Media. Also Offered As: ARTH 108, COML 123, ENGL 091, Notes: Fulfills the Arts and Letters Sector (All Classes), CIMS 102 World Film History 1945-Present. SAS File Servers. There are overviews here on such topics as Censorship, Film Theory Before 1945, and Women in Film. See the Cinema Studies website at for a description of the current offerings. System Status. Students then learn how to composite two or more of these methods with matte painting, computer animation or video. What do you want to master? ... registra@pobox.upenn.edu. As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Browse the Cinema and Media Studies Program Collections: . Cooperative arrangements Since 2003 a group of BorrowDirect libraries have distributed responsibility for the ongoing acquisition of books on cinema (not the films themselves) at the research level as follows: Students edit scenes with a variety of aesthetic approaches, and create story-driven soundtracks with the use of sound FX, dialogue replacement, foleys, music and mixing. cobine@upenn.edu. This question is often asked by critics and directors who still are puzzled with Chekhovs definition of his four major plays as comedies. Also Offered As: AFRC 393, ARTH 393, ENGL 301, GSWS 394, CIMS 396 Studies in Spanish American Culture, Also Offered As: GSWS 396, LALS 397, SPAN 396, CIMS 397 History of Spanish American Culture, Topics vary. The course will be taught in English. We will conclude with the transformation of several film industries into propaganda tools during World War II (including the Nazi, Soviet, and US film industries). We will establish together other guidelines to create as safe and supportive a space (or spaces) for reading, thinking, and acting against racism as we can muster, including deciding how we would like to include in our process tools like trigger warnings, opt-out mechanisms, smaller subgroups, etc. What has happened to television and life after New Media ? More than seventy years later, fascist cinemas challenge us to grapple with issues of more subtle ideological insinuation than we might think. The Cinema Studies certificate is designed to meet the academic interests of: Students interested in graduate-level study of cinema Professionals whose career involves the use and understanding of the medium of film Educators who wish to add the study of film to their classroom teaching By focusing on figures writing from the margins, we will explore how radical approaches to narrative form and subject-matter invite us to think in new ways about desire and identity. Also Offered As: COML 156, GRMN 156, GSWS 156, CIMS 159 Modern Hebrew Literature and Film in Translation: Autobiography. Next, we will explore the paranoid, schizophrenic world of Cold-War-era dystopias by J.G Ballard, Philip K. Dick and Octavia Butler. CIMS 118 Iranian Cinema: Gender, Politics and Religion. No prior coursework in Japanese literature, culture, or film is required or expected; additional secondary materials will be available for students taking the course at the 600 level. This is a year-long course. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Cinema Studies Program 209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782 The Cinema Studies certificate is designed to meet the academic interests of: Students interested in graduate-level study of cinema Professionals whose career involves the use and understanding of the medium of film Educators who wish to add the study of film to their classroom teaching Learn More In the first half of the class, students will complete some short assignments. CIMS 206 Italian History on Screen: How Movies Tell the Story of Italy. This seminar will address the specificity and uniqueness of Spanish America's cultural production, that is, those elements that make the Spanish American case differ from the paradigmatic postcolonial situation, and which make recent developments in postcolonial studies not fully applicable to it. In addition to reading Chekhovs works, Russian and western productions and film adaptations of Chekhovs works will be screened. The American musical is an unapologetically popular art form, but many of the works that come from this tradition have advanced and contributed to the canon of theatre as a whole. support email: help@english.upenn.edu. Issues to be considered include comparing the way the genre translates across theatre and film (adaptation) and examining the unique placement of the genre at the heart of contemporary American culture. This course will explore the origins, the history and, most importantly, the literary and cinematic art of the struggle that has endured for a century over the region that some call the Holy Land, some call Eretz Israel and others call Palestine. We also examine emerging mobile phone cultures in the Global South and the environmental impact of digitization. Should we cry or should we laugh at Chekhovian characters who commit suicide, or are killed, or simply cannot move to a better place of living? This course focuses on the practices and theory of producing narrative based cinema. The Penn Cinema and Media Studies major and minor are traditional humanities programs involving the critical study of film and media history, theory and aesthetics. NYU CINEMA STUDIES STUDENT CONFERENCE. We study media broadcasts, documentaries, feature films representing both, the Eastern and the Western perspective. We will focus on: the Roman Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Unification, Turn of the Century, Fascist era, World War II, post-war and contemporary Italy. CIMS 165 Russian and East European Film after World War II. Traditionally, all of them are staged and directed as dramas, melodramas, or tragedies. In so doing, we will closely examine how each cinematic medium addresses the societal power structure and the role of the "Other" it represents in terms of class, race, gender, and sexuality in the construction of contemporary Korean society. Department of English University of Pennsylvania Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 127 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6273 Phone: (215) 898-7341 We will read texts that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction, hybridizing the genres of poetry, drama, and autobiography to produce new forms of expression, such as the graphic novel, auto-fiction, and prose poetry. At a time when humans seem unable to curb the destructive practices that place themselves, biodiversity, and the forests at risk, the humanities give us access to a record of the complex inter-relationship between forests and humanity. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with creating tragicomic effect through performance in their presentations. Writers and film directors examined may include: Kawabata Yasunari, Hayashi Fumiko, Abe Kobo, Mishima Yukio, Oe Kenzaburo, Yoshimoto Banana, Ozu Yasujiro, Naruse Mikio, Kurosawa Akira, Imamura Shohei, Koreeda Hirokazu, and Beat Takeshi. Also Offered As: ARTH 391, COML 201, ENGL 291. In the Cinema course block, you engage in an interdisciplinary, critical study of film history and theory and develop skills in interpreting visual media. Students will learn basic coding techniques that will enable them to work with a range data including literary texts and utilize techniques such as text mining, network analysis, and other computational approaches. By the end of course, students will have a firm grasp of the history of the genre and will be able to draw on this knowledge to effectively debate issues related to privacy, big business, animal rights, climate change, migration etc. Coursework involves both analytical and creative tasks. in English that are not specific to a particular country are the responsibility of the Cinema and Media Studies bibliographer. 5 My Brother Chases Dinosaurs. Finally, we will take what we have learned out of the classroom, working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art curators to create virtual realty experiences based around the museum's objects and exhibits. CIMS 387 The Holocaust in Italian Literature and Film, CIMS 388 Topics in Spanish and Latin American Cinema, CIMS 390 Introduction to Spanish American Literature, Topics vary. Italian Studies considers itself as both autonomous and in relationship with a constellation of other disciplines and scholars located in a variety of Penn departments (esp. Also Offered As: COML 269, GRMN 257, ITAL 257. The lectures and subsequent discussions will examine: a) The Business and Art of the Film Festival; b) Contemporary International Cinema. Our majors and minors graduate with the ability to think critically and express complex ideas well, both orally and in writing; contextualize historically contemporary media practices; and make informed judgments on the aesthetic value of a particular work. A mix of the theoretical with the practical, we will be using UbuWeb (the largest and oldest site dedicated to the free distribution of the avant-garde) as our main case study. Russian and East European Studies: Cinema, Arts and Letters, BA The major in Russian and East European Studies provides a program of study that enables a broad multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural understanding of the languages, literatures, cultures, histories, and societies of Russia, Central and Eastern European, and the Balkan and Baltic regions. CIMS 081 Film Music in Post 1950 Italy: Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Morricone's work with various directors will be discussed in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Battle of Algiers, and Teorema, as well as for American films such as Malick's Days of Heaven and Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. This is a workshop style course for students who have completed a screenwriting class, or have a draft of a screenplay they wish to improve or want to learn everything in one shot and are ready to do a lot of writing, and even more rewriting. An introduction to the momentous history of German film, from its beginnings before World War One to developments following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and German reunification in 1990. We discuss the rules of drama and dialogue, character development, stage vs. screen-writing, adaptation of nondramatic works, remaking of plots, author vs. genre theory of cinema, storytelling in silent and sound films, the evolvement of a script in the production process, script doctoring, as well as screenwriting techniques and tools. Dick Wolf Graduate Student Service Award in Cinema and Media Studies, UPenn 2018 Nominated for the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students, UPenn 2017 Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, UPenn 2012-2017 Salvatori Research Award, Center for Italian Studies, UPenn 2015; H. Clifford Fellowship, UPenn 2013-2014 PUBLICATIONS Penn Cinema and Media Studies graduates go on to do many different things, e.g. As a result of climate change, the world that will take shape in the course of this century will be decidedly more inundated with water than we're accustomed to. It focuses on how these issues relate to various aspects of modern Iranian culture -- such as religion, gender, sexuality, war, and migration -- through the lens of media, cinema, and literature. Please see the Spanish Department's website for the current course description: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/hispanic-portuguese-studies/pc. This course surveys a range of film and video works on themes such as the production of space, urban nature, infrastructure, and collective memory. Also Offered As: COML 120, GSWS 118, NELC 118, NELC 618. Through a series of several video projects and a variety of technical exercises, students will refine their ability to articulate technically and conceptually complex creative projects in digital cinema. The in-class screenings and discussions will include such films as Show Boat (1936), the independently produced "race movies" of the 1930s and 1940s, Cabin in the Sky (1943), The Defiant Ones (1958), Imitation of Life (the 1959 remake), Super Fly (1972), and She's Gotta Have It (1986) and such television series as "I Spy," "Julia," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons," "Roots," "A Different World," "I'll Fly Away," "LA Law," and "Hangin' With Mr. This course offers an introduction into the history of German-language cinema with an emphasis on depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer themes. We will work with many different virtual reality systems. 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