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PHIL 7785 Philosophy and Film (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine some key philosophies of film from the works of Roland Barthes and Gilles Deleuze to Stanley Cavell and Stephen Mulhall. Readings will include Image, Music,Text by Barthes, Image-Movement and Image-Time by Deleuze, Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage by Cavell and On Film by Mulhall. The seminar will discuss the different methodological approaches to cinematic fiction in the Continental and Anglo-American traditions and examine central philosophical themes of identity, time, desire and modernity.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Richard M. Kearney

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 26-Jan-15