Film as Literature
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ENG 5900 - Film as Literature

Film is a collaborative art form. It is a unique entity that draws from the worlds of literature, drama, photography and art to define its medium. Students will learn the formal elements of mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound, as well as the aesthetic principles of form, genre, and style. Students will also develop an understanding and appreciation of the cultural impact of film by considering film history and theory and exploring prevalent critical writing approaches to film. Students will screen and analyze clips and full-length movies from representative classic and contemporary films. Directors may include Charlie Chaplin, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, and others.

Credit Hours: 3

Term Offered: Fall