Five College Consortium

DEATH, VIOLENCE, MOVING IMAGE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Film and Media Studies
Course Number: 
345
Institution: 
Smith College
If cinema is, as André Bazin writes, “change mummified,” violence and death are among the most dramatic physical changes it can “mummify.” This course studies the long, complex relationship between cinema and these bodily spectacles. How has censorship impacted the way violence has been screened? How can cameras make the internal processes of death externally visible? What are the ethics of filming “real” violence and death in a documentary mode? How are cultural attitudes toward violence and death reflected in and shaped by films? As a cautionary note, this course necessarily includes graphic representations of violence and death. Prerequisites: FMS 150. Enrollment limit of 12.
Comments: 
Not open to first-years, sophomores
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lab section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30168-S19

Course Sections

DEATH, VIOLENCE, MOVING IMAGE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jennifer Malkowski jmalkows@smith.edu T 01:00-04:00 SAB-RD 224