Week 1: The Critic

Monday (April 3)

  • Intro to course.

Wednesday (April 5)

Week 2: The Review

Monday (April 10)

Wednesday (April 12)

Short criticism exercise #1 due on Friday, April 14, at midnight.

Week 3: Form

Monday (April 17)

Wednesday (April 19)

Short criticism exercise #2 due on Friday, April 21, at midnight.

Week 4: Semiotics

Monday (April 24)

Wednesday (April 26)

Short criticism exercise #3 due on Saturday, April 29, at midnight.

Week 5: Genre

Monday (May 1)

Wednesday (May 3)

Short criticism exercise #4 due on Saturday, May 6, at midnight.

Week 6: Ideology

Monday (May 8)

Wednesday (May 10)

[No class. Work on your long form review.]

Draft of long form criticism due on Sunday, May 14, at midnight.

Week 7: Writing Scripts

Monday (May 15)

Wednesday (May 17)

  • Christian Keathley and Jason Mittell, “Tools of Videographic Criticism” and Catherine Grant, “Materially Thinking Through Editing,” from The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image

Draft of your podcast or video essay script due on Sunday, May 21, at midnight.

Week 8: Editing

Monday (May 22): Audio Editing Workshop

Wednesday (May 24): Video Editing Workshop

  • Bring your video footage to workshop.
  • Catherine Grant, “Materially Thinking Through Editing,” from The Videographic Essay: Criticism in Sound and Image

Week 9: Publishing

Monday (May 29)

[Memorial Day — no classes]

Wednesday (May 31)

Week 10: Final Project Presentations

Final draft of your longform review due on Friday, June 9, at midnight.

Final version of podcast or video essay due on Monday, June 12, at midnight.