Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Galya Diment
C LIT 497
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Cinema Studies

Varying topics in cinema studies. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.

Class description

The course explores early Russian and Soviet Film, from Evgenii Bauer to Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Dziga Vertov, arguably the most creative, innovative, and successful years in all of world movie history. All films carry English inter/sub/titles. Readings include works written by the directors themselves.

Required Books:

Title: Early Cinema In Russia And Its Cultural Reception Author: Tsivian, Yuri Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

------------------- Title: The Magic Mirror: Moviemaking In Russia Author: Youngblood, Denise Publisher: University Of Wisconsin Press ------------------- Title: The Eisenstein Reader Author: Ed. By Richard Taylor Publisher: British Film Institute

------------------- Title: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Selected Essays Author: Ed. By Richard Taylor Publisher: Seagul Books

------------------- Title: Dziga Vertov, Kino-eye: The Writings Of Dziga Vertov Author: Ed. By Annete Michelson ISBN: Publisher: UC Press

For SYLLABUS and more details, Please see Russ 223 or Russ 423

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Screenings, Lectures, and Discussion

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

take-home midterm, take-home final

Class participation, midterm, final


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Galya Diment
Date: 11/16/2012