College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 362: Global Voices

ENGH 362-003: Migration, Space, Place
(Fall 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Innovation Hall 136

Section Information for Fall 2017

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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: jscarlat@gmu.edu

Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in film and media studies.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies two cultures other than contemporary British or American culture through exploration of several textual forms such as written literature, oral literature, film, folklore, or popular culture. Specific cultures vary, but at least one is non- Western. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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