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Section Information for Fall 2017
Migration, Space, and Place
This course will focus on international film and visual media that represent borders and the act of crossing them—as tourists, migrants, immigrants, and asylum seekers. We will consider the audio-visual representation of space and how this representation engages with questions of mobility and social and spatial justice. How does film construct spaces and places as welcoming, alienating, foreign, or familiar? How have film, TV, and photography challenged xenophobic, anti-refugee, and anti-immigrant ideologies? How have they reproduced those ideologies? How does visual culture distinguish tourism from migration? In considering these questions, we will also address how identity categories (such as race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, class, sexuality) intersect with issues of space, place, and mobility. Screenings include: Sin Nombre, Who is Dayani Cristal?, Ramchand Pakistani, Nuovo Mondo (The Golden Door), Desierto, Omar, and La promesse. If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to email me: email@example.com
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in film and media studies.