Screening the City
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Urban Studies
Course Number: LURB 3028
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Urban Studies
- Film & Video History, Theory & Criticism
- Cultural Studies
This course examines the changing representation of cities in film, drawing on major theoretical debates within urban studies to explore the two-way relationship between the cinema and the city. Visually compelling and always modern, cities are the perfect metaphor for the contemporary human condition. Students consider the celluloid city not as a myth in need of deconstruction but as a commentary in need of explicationa resource that offers a unique insight into our complex relationship with the urban experience. Throughout the course, cinema's artistic encounter with the city will intersect with a theoretical and political engagement in which issues such as race, class, sexuality, architecture, planning, the environment, (post)modernity, capitalism, and utopianism are explicitly examined.
This course is open to all Bachelor Level Students.
Open to Undergraduate students.