Deleuze: Cinema and Philosophy


Examination of Gilles Deleuze's books: CINEMA 1 and CINEMA 2. Exploration of his concepts of the 'movement-image' and the 'time-image' with reference to his other single studies on Bergson, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Nietzsche. Key topics include Deleuze's philosophical interpretation of movement and change, of time and duration, of being and becoming, of expressionism and aesthetics, of subjectivity, of the 'will to power' and the 'eternal return,' of cinema as philosophy, and of ethics. Readings accompanied by assigned films from primary representatives of art, world, and experimental cinema, related to the philosophical questions/material under examination each week.
Cross-Listed As
  • CINE 771S
  • CMAC 850S
  • DOCST 850S
  • ENGLISH 860S
  • LIT 850S
  • ROMST 850S
  • VMS 850S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring