Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
78668 FMS 210 ANIMATION AND THE ARTS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
32
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
40
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: AH 267, ENG 267 (P), FMS 210
Instructors: BURGES J
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 108 on 0513 at 0830
Description: In the past 30 years, cinema has arguably become an animated medium due to the digital turn. Whether or not you agree, animation has achieved an aesthetic foothold in the contemporary period, evidence for which can be found in the rise of Pixar, and in the extensive use of CGI in films that can only be quaintly thought of as “live action” anymore. At times, we will seek to understand the aesthetic specificity and cultural significance of animation as a moving image medium by situating it in the visual, literary, graphic, and performing arts of both the present and the past. However, our main concern will be to understand what animation is and the different forms it takes in a variety of examples from superhero series and fantasy blockbusters; celluloid, stop motion, and digital animation; experimental cinema and television cartoons to relevant myths, fables, and children’s literature; comic books, graphic novels, and literary fiction; and cultural practices such as the silhouette and puppetry.
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/college/eng/undergrad/index.html
Offered: Fall Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
75747 FMS 210 ANIMATION AND THE ARTS Spring 2012 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
16
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
24
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: AH 267, ENG 267 (P), FMS 210
Instructors: BURGES J
Final Exam Schedule: MOREY 402 on 0512 at 0830
Description: In the past 30 years, cinema has arguably shifted from being a photographic medium to an animated one as a result of the digital turn. Whether you agree, animation has clearly achieved an aesthetic foothold in the contemporary period, evidence for which can be found not only in the rise of Pixar, but also in the extensive use of CGI in films that can only be quaintly thought of as “live action” today. We will seek to understand the aesthetic specificity and cultural significance of animation by situating it among the visual, literary, and graphic arts more broadly. We will also investigate if an aesthetics of animation has a politics, exploring issues of history, time, and compulsion; gender, race, and ethnicity; war, technology, and commodification; and the relationship of humans to animals and nature. In addition to animated films, materials will range from Kara Walker and Harry Potter to X-Men comics and films, graphic novels, and works by Nadine Gordimer, Michael Chabon, Roald Dahl, and J.M. Coetzee.
Clusters: H1ENG002, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring