Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 325 - Gender and Film

4 credits
In what ways has film inspired theories about the social construction of femininity and masculinity? In turn, how has aesthetic and social theory analyzed gendered bodies, subjectivities and relations within film? How, moreover, do structures of social inequality affect film production and distribution? This class will introduce you to film as well as film theory revolving around gender and its intersections with race, class, and sexuality. Primary texts will include a variety of international films by twentieth-century and contemporary directors like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jane Campion, Todd Haynes, Celine Sciamma, Laura Poitras, and others. In conjunction with these primary texts, you will read a range of film theory— from feminist and psychoanalytical to political-economic and formalist approaches. By the end of class, you should ideally be able to closely analyze film and thereby engage in debates about the relationship between aesthetics and social justice. This class counts towards the Film and Media Studies minor. Equivalent Courses: ENGL 303   CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Diversity International, CLA-Diversity US, CLA-Writing Intensive



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