New = Moving
Screening: Purple Rose of Cairo MCTR 6700D
- Introductions and overview
- Jenkins, Henry. “The Pickford Paradox.”
- Gunning, Tom. “An Aesthetic of Astonishment: Early Film and the (In)Credulous Spectator.” Viewing Positions: Ways of Seeing Film. Ed. Linda Williams. Rutgers University Press, 1994: 114-133. E-reserve.
- Gunning, Tom. “The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film, Its Spectator, and the Avant-Garde.” Film and Theory: An Anthology. Eds. Robert Stam & Toby Miller. Blackwell, 2000. 229-235. E-reserve.
Screening: Selections from Edison: The Invention of the Movies [PN1993.5.A1 E3 2005]; Steamboat Bill Jr. [MCTR 7086D]
- Fuller, Preface & Chapter 1
- Fuller [essay, not book] “Boundaries of Participation: The Problem of Spectatorship and American Film Audiences, 1905-1930.” Film and History 20:3 (1991): 75-86.
- Kramer, Peter. “A Slapstick Comedian at the Crossroads: Buster Keaton, the Theater, and Movies in 1916/17.” Theatre History Studies 17 (1997): 133.
- Burian, Jarka M. “Laterna Magika as a Synthesis of Theatre and Film: Its Evolution and Problematics.” Theatre History Studies 17 (1997): 33.
WEEK 3 *Sign up in class on Monday for individual meetings with me this week*
Screening: Prix de Beauté [PN1997.P7648 A1 2006D]
- Altman, Rick. “The Silence of the Silents.” Musical Quarterly 80.4 (1996): 648.
- Fuller Chapter 2 & 3
- Hastie, Amelie. “Louise Brooks: Star Witness.” Cinema Journal 36.3 (1997): 3-24. E-reserve.
Screening: 42nd Street [PN1997.F596 A1 2006 D]
- Fuller, Chapter 4, 5, & 6
September 29th–no class session; I’ll be away at a conference.
- Pattullo, Lauren. “Narrative and spectacle in the Hollywood musical: contrasting choreography of Busby Berkeley and Gene Kelly.” Research in Dance Education 8.1 (April 2007): 73-85.
Friday October 1st: Midway/Final paper proposals due (by email, header: AUD PROPOSAL)
Screening: Singin’ in the Rain [Browsing DVDs]
- Fuller, Chapter 7, 8
- Round 1 Presentations 1
- Juddery, Mark. “Breaking the Sound Barrier.” History Today; 60.3 (2010): 36-44.
- Round 1 Presentation 2
**Thursday, October 7th, at 4:30PM University of Chicago’s Samuel Allison Distinguished Service Professor in Physics, Bruce Winstein will speak on “A Cosmologist Reflects on the Work of Michelangelo Antonioni.” I encourage you to attend and to write up your thoughts on Antonioni, science, and audience address/engagement in your virtual notebooks.**
New = Digital
Screening: Xena 4.17 [PN1992.77 .X46 v.4 2004D]; Supernatural 4.18 [PN1992.77 .S847 v.4 2009D]; Supernatural 5.9
- Fuller 9 & conclusion
- Ross, Intro & Chapter 1
- Round 1 Presentation 3
- Felschow, Laura E.“‘Hey, check it out, there’s actually fans’: (Dis)empowerment and (mis)representation of cult fandom in Supernatural.” Transformative Works and Cultures 4 (2010).
- Rowlett, Kelly. “They’re letting you write your thesis about that?” Whoosh (25).
- Round 1 Presentation 4
No Screening: Fall Recess!
October 18th: No class; Fall Recess!
- Rettberg, Chapter 1 & 2
- Ross, Chapter 2
Screening: Lawrence Lessig Wireside Chat [http://blip.tv/file/3283837] & Selected Remix Videos
- Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid. “In Through the Out Door: Sampling and the Creative Act.” Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (2008).
- Make your own mix: Explore DJ Spooky’s DuChamp remix project at MOCA: http://www.moca.org/museum/digital_gallery/pmiller/opener.html
- Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001. 99-129. E-reserve.
**October 25th 6PM Magic Lantern Screening–details to follow. Please write up your thoughts on this experience in your Virtual Notebooks. This is a rare opportunity, especially in the context of this class! Since it’s such an exciting event, and so relevant to our class, this screening is required for the class.**
- Normative. “The Evolution of Remix Culture.” (View video and read comments.)
- Jenkins, Henry. “In a Social Networking World, What’s the Future of TV?” The Huffington Post. September 24, 2009.
- Round 2 Presentation 1
Friday October 29th: Midway Paper due by email (Header: AUD MIDWAY)
Screening: DIY 24/7/ [http://www.video24-7.org/video/vidding.html] & Selected Vids
- Russo, Julie Levin. “User-Penetrated Content: Fan Video in the Age of Convergence.” Cinema Journal 48.4 (2009): 125-130.
- Lothian, Alexis. “Living in a Den of Thieves: Fan Video and Digital Challenges to Ownership.” Cinema Journal 48.4 (2009): 130-136.
- Coppa, Francesca. “Women, Star Trek, and the Early Development of Fannish Vidding.” Transformative Works and Cultures 1 (2008).
Screening: Gossip Girl 1.1 [PN1992.77 .G6775 v.1 2008D]; 2.17 & 2.25 [PN1992.77 .G6775 v.2 2009D]
- Ross, Chapter 3
- Rettberg, Chapter 3
- Harnick, Chris. “CW Exec Speaks to Mobile Strategy.” Mobile Marketer. August 20, 2009.
- Jessica Pressler & Chris Rovzar. “The Genius of Gossip Girl: How a Wunderkind Producer, Seven Tabloid-Ready Stars, and a Nation of Texting Tweenagers are Changing the Way We Watch Television.” NYmag.com, Apr 21. 2008.
- Stein, Louisa “Playing Dress-Up: Digital Fashion and Gamic Extensions of Televisual Experience in Gossip Girl’s Second Life.” Cinema Journal 48.3 (Spring 2009): 116-122.
- Round 2 Presentation 2
- Ross, Chapter 4 & Conclusion
- Rettberg, Chapter 4 & 5
- Round 2 Presentation 3
- Lesage, Julia. “FlashForward: Pacing and Script.” Flow 11.2 (2009).
- Leaver, Tama. “Flashforward or Flashback: Television Distribution in 2010.” Flow 11.5 (2010).
- Round 2 Presentation 4
No Screening—Thanksgiving Break
- Rettberg, Chapter 6 and 7
November 24th: Thanksgiving Break
Screening: Webisodes: Battlestar Galactica “The Resistance”; Gossip Girl “Chasing Dorota” [web resources, links tba]
- “NBC’s Heroes: ‘Appointment TV’ To ‘Engagement TV’? [Feel free to read or to click through to the audiocast or podcast at the bottom of the page.]
- Banister, Jim. “Ah, The Webisode.”
- In place of reading, dig around & locate a fan work that you find especially compelling or unusual. Post this in your virtual journal with a brief note about why you chose it. We’ll explore your choices during our —>
Wednesday December 8th: Final Papers/Project due by email; Videos can be submitted hardcopy to my office (Header: AUD FINAL)