FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Winter 2022, Section 004 - Who Gets to Be an Auteur?: Ideology, Gendered Politics, and Filmmakers from the Global South
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course offers a critical introduction to filmmakers from the global south. We will analyze each filmmaker’s narrative and stylistic choices while situating their work in a larger historical and industrial context. We will study a rich and generically diverse body of cinema emanating from non-western contexts, including diasporic works. In doing so, we will trace the specific strategies of film style and narration that defined each filmmaker’s approach to cinema and how it affected the local and global audiences. With auteur theory as our starting point, we will examine how these filmmakers compel us to rethink the definition of film canons and authorship. This class will pay close attention to the politics of admission, who gets to be part of the hallowed halls of fame, and how selection rationales present a politics of exclusion that canonizes some works as art while marginalizing others. More importantly, filmmaking being a collective endeavor, how do we understand a model that reduces the effort to a singular vision, that of the director. We will also be attentive to the complexity of applying a western film theory to frame the work of filmmakers outside of western industrial and socio-political contexts. Some filmmakers we will study in this class include Meera Nair, Jafar Panahi, Ann Hui, and Lucretia Martel.

Course Requirements:

Attendance and participation, in-class responses, class project, presentations.

Intended Audience:

FTVM Majors/Non-Majors with an interest in issues of race, gender, post-coloniality, feminism, intersectionality in the context of the global film industry.

Class Format:

There will be screenings for this class. The films will be posted on the course canvas page. 

Schedule

FTVM 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29334
Open
6
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
29456
Open
15
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
29457
Open
15
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29458
Open
7
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
29459
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
30813
Open
9
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:30PM
007 (LEC)
 In Person
35084
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (LAB)
 In Person
35085
Open
3
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:30PM
009 (LEC)
  Hybrid
37605
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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