ECSTASY OF THE ANEGLES This was a course I taught on the Japanese cinema of the Art Theater Guild, roughly from 1968 – 1972. The website is a fairly comprehensive resource on the subject and was a super fun class. CHECK OUT THE COURSE WEBSITE
Initially focused on the concept of paradigms in the work of Benjamin, Foucault, and Agamben, subsequent semesters of Dr. Thomas’ Thought and Image featured a variety of texts, concepts, and works of expression. The course remains anchored by the work of Todd Haynes, Ranier Werner Fassbinder, and Douglas Sirk. Conceptualized as a course about “The Power of the Image” (which includes power as potentiality), Haynes’ alternate title for Far From Heaven, “The Surface of Things,” has served as an apt descriptor for the class.