May 02, 2007

Schamus, James Silver_nugget
Seeing Narrative

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Probably the most intellectually engaging interdisciplinary course you can take at Columbia. We read Kant's Critique of Judgement, John Ashbery, Tanizaki, Alberti, and watched Herzog, Bergman, and an Italian slasher flick. Professor Schamus can seem intimidating, but as long as you are engaged with the intellectual debate, you will get a LOT out of this class. If you're looking for a film theory class, this is not it. Amazing professor. One of the best courses I've taken yet at Columbia.


Challenging reading material, as mentioned above. A final 20-25pp paper.