GERST 6355

GERST 6355

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The aim of this course is to investigate the relationship between history and images, by considering, the work of an outstanding representative of twentieth-century critical theory.  Siegfried Kracauer left a rich body of works spanning from the sociology of mass culture to film criticism and the philosophy of history.  This seminar will analuze his theory of images by following his intellectual trajectory from Europe to the United States.  We will read his early essays on photography an reification, as well as his well-known works on film theory and history (From Caligari to Hitler, Theory of Film; and History: The Last Things Before the Last).  Thus, we will inscribe Kracauer into his historical and intellectual context, shaped by other thinkersof images such as Th. W. Adorno, W. Benjamin, E. Panofsky, and M. Schapiro.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 6235ROMS 6350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17103 GERST 6355   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person