Last year he published Allegory and Ideology. The final section of the seminar is devoted to the work of the German filmmaker Harun Farocki, who anticipated the idea of “operational images.” The seminar matches a philosophical approach with an archaeological account of the mode of working of actual visual media, from the Phantasmagoria to the Panorama and film. The Yale professor is the author of several books, including “The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907,” which received the Jay Leyda Prize in Cinema Studies, the Theater Library Association Award for best book on Film, TV and Radio, the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for outstanding book in Media Studies, and other awards. By design the doctorate in Film and Media Studies at Yale is always undertaken in combination with one of ten other disciplines in the Humanities (African-American Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, French, German, History of Art, Italian, Slavic Languages and Literatures). M.Phil., Ph.D. Director of Graduate Studies The Certificate in Film and Media Studies is open to students already enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Yale. Yale’s film studies degree programs focus on film … Examinations How does art transform or reinforce theories of temporal flow? A yearlong workshop designed primarily for majors in Art and in Film & Media Studies making senior projects. The first term focuses on the screenplay, production schedule, storyboards, casting, budget, and locations. The seminar explores these three topics with the help of some examples (films, photos, television programs, comics), as well as with references to some theoretical debates, especially discussions about enunciation (Christian Metz), adaptation (Umberto Eco, Gérard Genette), and experience (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Stanley Cavell).HTBA, The seminar discusses the most relevant concepts and categories elaborated by semiotics in order to provide analytical tools for “close readings” of verbal or visual texts, cultural objects, artifacts, events, and social situations. M.Phil. Enrollment limited to 8. Students gain proficiency in what has been called “the language of psychoanalysis,” as well as the tools to assess how these concepts have been translated into the language of disciplines such as aesthetic criticism, political theory, film studies, gender studies, theory of ideology, sociology, etc. Film and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary field drawing on the study of the history of art, national cultures and literatures, literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, feminist and queer studies, race and representation, and other areas. Students normally teach in years three and four. The purpose of this defense is to provide guidance and feedback at a critical stage, in order to assist the dissertation’s final form. For a list of undergraduate majors, see the Yale College Programs of Study page. Most recently, two developments have pushed this issue to the forefront of scholarly attention: the advent of ecocriticism, which found one of its earliest and most influential champions in Serenella Iovino, and the establishment of regional film commissions, grassroots production centers that sponsored cinematic works attuned to the specificity of “the local.” The course includes study of films that predate our current environmental consciousness, as well as recent films that foreground it in narrative terms. In addition to the midterm contribution, graduate students write a substantial term paper.Th 9:25am-11:15am, FILM 761a / GMAN 595a, German Film from 1945 to the Present  Fatima Naqvi, We look at a variety of German-language feature films from 1945 to the present in order to focus on issues of trauma, guilt, remembrance (and its counterpart: amnesia), gender, Heimat or “homeland,” national and transnational self-fashioning, terrorism, and ethics. Depending on the interests of the group, others can be added (such as neurosis, perversion, fetishism, psychosis, anti-psychiatry, etc.). Aesthetics: theories of the image, adaptation, film/philosophy, avant-garde film. What is the “time” of literature? In addition to the combined Ph.D. program, Film and Media Studies offers students in the Graduate School’s other doctoral programs the chance to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies. Copyright ©2020 Yale University All rights reserved Contact Us. Readings include recent works by Ariella Azoulay, Judith Butler, Saidiya Hartman, and Diana Taylor, as well as visual artworks, performances, and films by Regina José Galindo, Arthur Jafa, Simone Leigh, Doris Salcedo, and Kara Walker, among others. Soul! Rather, it brings current concerns to spectacularly rich historical sources. Films by Staudte, Wolf, Kluge, Radax, Wenders, Fassbinder, Schroeter, Farocki, Haneke, Petzold, Schanelec, Seidl, Hausner, and Geyrhalter, among others.T 9:25am-11:15am, FILM 775a / RUSS 696a, Post-Stalin Literature and Film  Katerina Clark, The main developments in Russian and Soviet literature and film from Stalin’s death in 1953 to the present.Th 1:30pm-3:20pm, FILM 779a / ITAL 783a, Italian Film Ecologies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow  Millicent Marcus, Landscape and the natural environment have never occupied “background” status in Italian film. FILM 603a / AMST 814a, Historical Methods in Film Study  Charles Musser, A range of historiographic issues in film studies, including the roles of technology, exhibition, and spectatorship. This seminar examines Ricoeur on metaphor and Jameson on allegory at the place where both of them labored—narrative—and in view of their mutual belief in history as the (battle)ground of “ideology and utopia.” Ricoeur’s roots in phenomenology and hermeneutics stress temporality (Temps et Récit), while Jameson’s Marxist structuralism leads him to spatialize narrative as an ideological or cognitive map. Every student selected for the combined program is subject to the supervision of the Film and Media Studies program and the relevant participating department. Film and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary field drawing on the study of the history of art, national cultures and literatures, literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, feminist and queer studies, race and representation, and other areas. A defense of method occurs when the dissertation is nearing completion, one or two terms before submission. As an interdisciplinary program, Film and Media Studies draws on courses from Art to Comparative Literature to Slavic Languages and Literatures to American Studies, taught by a dedicated group of world-renowned faculty. Among the films considered are Le quattro volte, Il vento fa il suo giro, L’uomo che verrà, Gomorra, L’albero degli zoccoli, Riso amaro, Red Desert, Christ Stopped at Eboli, and Il ladro di bambini. The faculty in Film and Media Studies considers participation in the Teaching Fellows Program to be essential to the professional preparation of graduate students. Designed to fulfill requirements for the M.A. Given the spectacular visual presence of its terrain—thanks to the relative proximity of mountain chains and the long seacoast—and given the pivotal importance of farming and pasturage in this traditionally agrarian economy, the synergy between the human and natural worlds has played a prominent role in Italian filmmaking since the very inception of the industry. Enrollment is capped; the seminar requires active participation on the part of admitted students.T 1:30pm-3:20pm, FILM 831b, Media, Semiotics, Hermeneutics  Dudley Andrew, Media texts are openly characterized by their capability of displaying their own linguistic operations (reflexivity), by their aptitude in reworking previous texts for a new use (forms of rewriting), and by their capability of creating a direct—even if “mediatized”—access to the real (transparency, authenticity). Passing a course at Yale given in the pertinent language; Foundational Texts in Film and Media Studies: By October 1 of the third year, all candidates must have met the requirement regarding foundational texts in the FMS field. How is the category of nation constructed and contested within the narratives themselves? Concepts to be studied include the unconscious, the ego, identification, the drive, the death drive, repetition, the imaginary, the symbolic, the real, and jouissance. We may elect to hold a weekly screening, as a kind of cine-club running to the side of the seminar.W 1:30pm-3:20pm, FILM 861a / CPLT 632a, Literature and Film of World War II: Homefront Narratives  Katie Trumpener, Taking a pan-European perspective, the course examines quotidian, civilian experiences of war during a conflict of unusual scope and duration. See Film and Media Studies, under Non-Degree Granting Programs, Councils, and Research Institutes, in this bulletin. These close readings will imply the collective work of the whole class.T 11am-12:50pm, FILM 855b / CPLT 937b, Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, and History in Literature and Film  Dudley Andrew, In 1976 the paired concepts “Ideology and Utopia” appeared in the bibliographies of both Paul Ricoeur and Fredric Jameson, two towering intellectuals with exceptionally long careers.