NYU Steinhardt

Special Topics in Technology Studies: AudioVision: Sound and Listening in Film and Other Media

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 3152
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This seminar examines audiovisual phenomena, placing the various senses of sound & image in opera, music theater, video (& gaming), & especially cinema in historical & theoretical contexts. The course examines a history of relationships between the senses of sight & cultural conditions for the shifting modalities of visual & sonic experience, the course attempts to interrogate the ideological stakes of this dichotomy. The course will examine the history of a lopsided dichotomy of the senses in writers ranging from Plato & Boethius via Kant & Schopenhauer to Deleuze, Derrida, & Chion.
  • Old Course Number: E57.3152