The readings for 2/2 have been uploaded as PDFs on course information page. Note that you’re also expected to complete the questionnaire (see above).
The syllabus has been updated to include pdf versions of the assigned readings for Tuesday. Simply go to the course information page and scroll down to the schedule of readings. The Questionnaire page has also been uploaded (see above).
Tuesday we’ll analyze another campaign ad. As the semester progresses we’ll be learning a vocabulary specific to film criticism, one that includes formal categories and concepts such as diegetic sound, tracking shot, jump cut, mise-en-scene, and many others. If you’d like to get ahead of the curve, take a look at the Yale Film Analysis Guide:
For those interested in more information on the Trump ad that we screened the first day of class, see here:
This is Bela Lugosi.
I read Empire of Capital in the immediate aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq to gain a better understanding of 21st century imperialism. That led to The Origin of Capitalism and, eventually, her volumes on the history of political theory. She was a lucid writer and a rigorous, even heterodox, thinker.