Courses of Study 2017-2018 
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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 6820 - [The Architecture of Desire - Luis Bunnuel and Film Theory]

Spring. Not offered 2017-2018. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with SPAN 4825 . Conducted in Spanish.

P. Keller.

This course explores the films of renowned auteur Luis Buñuel in conjunction with different theories of film, aesthetics, and politics. Tracing his work from the inception of Surrealism to the final stage of his career in the late 1970s, the course proposes an in-depth study of the Buñuelian canon, placing his work in dialogue with contemporary debates on decadence, subjectivity, politics, desire, and sexuality. In addition to scholarship on Buñuel, we will read works by Kracauer, Deleuze, Tarkovsky, Theweleit, Ranciere, Mulvey, Eisenstein, Foucault, and Zizek.

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