A review of the book of translations and commentaries, ed. Kimberly A. Smith, The Expressionist Turn in Art History: A Critical Anthology (2014).
Cinema history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics as informed by international films and various scholarly approaches.
20-21st Century Anglophone Literature, Globalization, Modernism, Postcolonialism, History of Criticism and Theory, Environmental Humanities, Media Studies
A lecture on the history of critical ideas and aesthetics after the heyday of Romanticism, during the Victorian period. The movement of Art for Art’s sake is here presented with its French origins and an overview of the main ideas on poetics and aesthetics of its main representatives in the Anglophone sphere: Edgar Allan Poe, Walter Pater, and Oscar Wilde. This is followed by an account of Impressionist criticism.
Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame specializing in film and television history and critical analysis. Her book It’s the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) won the 2011 IAMHIST Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History. She is currently working on a research project exploring issues of cultural taste in contemporary American and British television. She also runs the NewsforTVMajors.com blog and co-hosts the Aca-Media podcast. She’s taught at Notre Dame since 2000, specializing in film and television history and critical analysis. Recent courses include Media Industries, Television as a Storytelling Medium, History of Television, Basics of Film, and Television, and Media Stardom and Celebrity Culture.
Syllabus for HIST3812, Winter 2018 at Carleton University, Department of History, on ‘Critical Digital Making’. “What happens to history as it gets digitized? That is, what does history look like, what happens to our materials, and the stories we tell or the questions we ask, as we abstract further and further away from ‘In Real Life’? What does ‘digital history’ really mean? How will we explore this question? You will choose a real world object/building/site here in Ottawa that you can access and: progressively abstract it away from the real world with a series of technologies from photogrammetry to augmented reality all the while attending lectures to learn the context of what we’re doing and why, annotating the readings collaboratively on the open web as you keep open notebooks reflecting on this progression so that you can build a digital experience of your understanding of your results for a public reveal to be held on campus at the end of term.
Introductory book to textual criticism. Deals with the history of textual criticism; basic codicology; editorial practices and textual criticism.
American literature; philosophy; the history of religion; the history of science. critical theory
Medieval literature, Chaucer, theology and literature, early Irish poetry, medieval history, manuscript studies, modern medievalisms, history of literary criticism, historical linguistics
An open group for all members interested in literary theory, literary criticism, the history of literary theory and criticism, literary aesthetics or literary cultural studies, the theory of literary history, comparative literature, and literary and philological studies generally.