Introduction to Film – Visual Memory: Trauma and Memorial in Film

ENG-L 295 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
1:00-2:15 p.m. MW
Course Description

What does memory look like? In this class, we will consider the concepts of “remembering” and “forgetting” through the compulsion to revisit both important and traumatic moments for characters in films. In doing so, we will consider what causes us to return to the past as well as what makes us want to forget. Beyond narratives, we will consider the way directors attempt to show memory on screen through formal experimentation. Students will engage with theories of film through short essays and demonstrate understandings of film form through a short film final project.

Instructor: Owen R. Horton