COML 3115

COML 3115

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The course will offer an overview of video art, alternative documentary video, and digital installation and networked art. It will analyze four phases of video and new media: (1) the development of video from its earliest turn away from television; (2) video's relation to art and installation; (3) video's migration into digital art; (4) the relation of video and new media to visual theory and social movements. Screenings will include early political and feminist video (Ant Farm, Rosler, Paper Tiger TV, Jones), conceptual video of the '80s and '90s (Vasulka, Lucier, Viola, Hill), gay and multicultural video of the '90s (Muntadas, Riggs, Piper, Fung, Parmar), networked and activist new media of the 21st century (Critical Art Ensemble, Electronic Disturbance Theater, SubRosa, Preemptive Media). Secondary theoretical readings on postmodernism, video theory, multicultural theory, and digital culture will provide students with a cultural and political context for the discussion of video and new media style, dissemination, and reception.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: Comparative Literature majors. Enrollment limited to: undergraduates.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement Core Course for Comparative Literature majors.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •  7528COML 3115  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Murray, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email Professor Murray ( with the following information: Your name and Cornell email address, course code and number you wish to be enrolled (example: COML 3115), if you are a current COML Major, graduation month/year. When you are approved, you will receive a permission number for the pre-enrollment period. Thank you.