Animation and Spectatorship
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Cultural Studies
Course Number: LCST 3111
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Cultural Studies
- Film & Video History, Theory & Criticism
- Media & Culture
*Animation and Spectatorship* [Track S, C & M] This course looks at a wide variety of practices of animation—from golden age American cartoons and experimental animation to contemporary anime, digital blockbusters, and animated documentary—to understand how this increasingly central form of moving image production works. Its inquiry focuses in particular on issues of spectatorship in animation. That is, students examine and interrogate how audiences apprehend drawn, formed, or computer generated images in special ways and how various types of animation produce particular kinds of effects for viewers. Readings in animation theory complement regular screenings and help to frame discussions and writing assignments. [Track S, C &M]
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.