Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 295 Film, Ecology, Philosophy

This seminar course will examine the intersections between films and filmmaking, ecology, and philosophy. It will apply the tools of ecocritical cultural/media studies and ecologically informed philosophy to cinematic practice and to representations of the relationship between humans and the natural world. Themes to be explored include the material ecologies of film production and consumption, the ecopolitics of Hollywood and its alternatives, landscape and national identity, the imperial and colonial gaze, film and sense of place, ecological utopias and dystopias, cinematic animals, ecodocumentaries, and feminist and psychoanalytic perspectives on film and ecology.

Instructor(s):

Instructor(s):

Credits: 

3

Category: 

Summer

Prerequisites: 

One environmental course at 100 level, junior standing

Enrollment Limit: 

20