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Bennet Schaber

Director of Cinema and Screen Studies

319 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Fall 2016
Monday & Wednesday
3:00 - 4:00
or by appointment

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Fall 2016 Courses

CSS 496/800



211 Marano CC

ENG 286/8MF



211 Marano CC
175 Shineman

ENG 386/800



315 Park Hall
315 Park Hall

ENG 286/800-An introduction to the history and theory of cinema for first-year majors only.  Three take-home exams and two or three group film projects required. Texts:  1.  Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener, Film Theory:  An Introduction Through The Senses (Routledge) 9780415801010.   2.  Tomothy Corrigan and Patricia White, The Film Experience 978-1-4576-8581-1

ENG 386/800-A direct engagement with some fragments of the major theories of film from the 1930’s to the present.  These primary documents will mediate an extended discussion of what cinema has been (or perhaps might have been), what it is (or perhaps might be), and what it is becoming (or perhaps might be becoming).   But we don’t only have to think about the cinema; sometimes the cinema encourages us to think about other things, many other things, as well.  Three take-home exams.  Required texts:  Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White, Critical Visions in Film Theory (2011); Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener, Film Theory (2010).