FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Winter 2022, Section 004 - Transnational Women's Cinema
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
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC) 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

What does women’s cinema signify? Is it cinema created exclusively by women, for women? Or is it cinema the puts women at its center? Concurrently, do these narratives about women privilege one type of woman over another? More importantly, how do we understand and interrogate these questions within non-western and global contexts? This course will delve into the multiple subjectivities, socio-cultural geographies, media practices and political activism that is folded into the category called ‘women’s cinema’. Beginning with an exploration of the 1970s “cine-feminism” that focused on women’s filmmaking and political activism, we will expand our discussion to transnational contexts and explore how feminist politics advocated by female and male filmmakers influence an understanding of women-oriented issues, forms, and values in circulation. We will examine women’s films produced within national and transnational geo-cultural spaces posing questions about national versus exilic or postcolonial auteur subjectivities. In doing so we will analyze the films’ aesthetics, institutional context of production, global circulation and situate them within the larger theoretical framework of feminist film theory, female vs. male authorship, postcolonial studies and transnational feminist scholarship. This course primarily focuses on Women’s cinema from the global south such as South Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Course Requirements:

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

Intended Audience:

Advanced FTVM Majors/Non-Majors (preferably Juniors and Seniors) with an interest in issues of gender, race, feminism, intersectionality in relation to women-oriented films.

Schedule

FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
17203
Open
19
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34797
Open
11
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
34798
Open
11
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
34813
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
34977
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
34978
Open
2
 
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Tu 6:30PM - 9:00PM

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