ENG 4133 Section 1G33
Silent Film Philology:
How to Destroy a Film
How to Destroy a Film Soundtrack
We Were Never Watching Film
Film Clip Analysis Assignment (To Be Modified for Sound)
This course meets Tuesdays, periods 5-6 (11:45-11:1:35 am) and
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Diegetic silent sound, or "deaf" (and mute) cinema
Farhenheit 451 paratext
Writing as a Drug
Samsung Instinct film trailer
Martin Scorcese on pan and scan versus letterboxing
Warner Brothers high def website; Toshiba's "dead" website The Look and Sound of Perfect HD-DVD website (YouTube trailer)
Freudian Slips in German
Carlo Ginzburg, "Clues"
Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of its Reproducibility"
Jacques Derrida in Ghost Dance
Avital Ronell on the examined life
Sigmund Freud, "The Uncanny"
Sigmund Freud, "Dreams and Telepathy"
Sigmund Freud, "Psycho-analysis and Telepathy"
Sigmund Freud, "Mourning and Melancholia"
Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle standard edition
Friedrich Schlegel, "On Incomprehensibility"
Interpretation as Circle
Blogs / News outlets I happen to like: Gawker and RT