History of Art 5901: Silent Cinema, 1895-1927

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HISTORY OF ART 5901: SILENT CINEMA, 1895-1927

Instructor: Mark Svede

A survey of the evolution of silent film from its origins as a technological novelty to its fullest realization as an internationally divergent art form. In addition to considering stylistic trajectories, this course will examine the development of viewing habits and expectations, the cultivation and accommodation of diverse audiences, consolidation of a creative industry and its interface with broader economic forces, and the social consequences of cinema’s ascendancy.

SPRING 2021
Class #UG: 34371 | G: 34370

INSTRUCTION MODE: HYBRID

MON & WED 5:30 - 6:50

Image: Stills from Bed and Sofa (dir. Abram Room, 1927)