From the postmodern nostalgia film to the holocaust documentary, cinema is implicated in complex processes of forgetting and remembering. This unit introduces students to thinking about how film represents memory formally and narratively, and its thematic, cultural and moral implications. It traces film's relation to nostalgia, while approaching cinema more broadly as an archive of memory, especially of those ephemeral, minor or affective experiences not often thought of as historical.
1x600wd short essay (10%), 1x1400wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in the Film Studies major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts majorProhibitions