Courses: The Poetics of the Moving Image: American Avant-Garde Film and its Influences (ENGLH384B01)

Spring 2009

A seminar charting the emergence of American avant-garde film from the influences of European avant-garde filmmaking, particularly French Impressionism, Dada and Surrealism, to the literary Modernism of Gertrude Stein, Jorge Luis Borges, Ezra Pound, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley and Anaïs Nin. It provides an introduction to the aesthetics of avant-garde and experimental film as an alternative to mainstream film and to narrative film.

Prerequisites: Two 200-level English courses or permission of instructor.

Fulfills: HU III


English (Web site)

Taught By

Rebecca Sheehan (Profile)

Meeting Times

F 1:30-4:00