Courses: Introduction to Film: Form, History, Theory (ENGLH272A01)

Fall 2010

This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to film. Structurally, it will trace film's historical trajectory beginning with its invention as a technology, a look at early cinema as well as an exploration of film's prototypes. The course concludes with an exploration of film's reinvention as an apparatus in the age of digital filmmaking, a reinvention augured by contestations to the studio in avant-garde and experimental film forms.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: Freshman Writing or permission.

Fulfills: HU III Limit:30


English (Web site)

Taught By

Peter Gaffney (Profile)


Haverford, Hlls 109

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00