Nov 14, 2018  
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

ENG 100/127 - The Art of Memory (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Three or Four Credits
Fall and Spring Semesters

This course will be an interdisciplinary study of memory that encourages students to investigate both critically and creatively how different artists, writers, and filmmakers depict memory. We will discuss not only how it’s used in their work, but also how they represent the way it functions and how different approaches and mediums reveal or expose different aspects of experience. Artists, writers, filmmakers and composers we may explore include: Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation, Chris Marker’s La Jetee, poet Marie Howe’s What the Living Do, Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Joe Brainard’s I Remember, as well as various essays (by authors such as Joel Agee and bell hooks). We will also examine the artwork of Christian Boltanski, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, as well as composer William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 127 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
When offered as ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone Requirement.
When offered as ENG 127, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and
Literature Cornerstone Requirements.