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Fall 2017-2018
EAS 594 / COM 594   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Seeing the Interior: Cinema, Media, Inverse Visuality

Erin Y. Huang

From the invention of microscope, X-rays, to psychoanalysis and cinema, the world is increasingly mediated and constituted by visual technologies and new forms of visualities that collapse the boundaries between visibility and invisibility. This seminar explores visual representations of the "interior" and their mediating roles in the historical and social processes of colonialism, infrastructural revolution, (post-)socialism, and global capitalism in the East Asian and global context. Readings intersect cinema and media studies, globalization and urban studies, science studies, and Marxist feminism.

Sample reading list:
Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetics: Cinema and Space in the World S
Larissa Heinrich, The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body b
Kojin Karatani, Origins of Modern Japanese Literature
Akira Mizuta Lippit, Atomic Light (Shadow Optics)
Rey Chow, Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and C
Mary Ann Doane, The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
In addition to select readings, this seminar also includes film and other visual materials as primary texts.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21176 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Jones Hall   203   Enrolled:10 Limit:15