04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124
Section Information for Spring 2015
Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell. . . Some of the biggest American stars are Irish or Australian, while some of the biggest Irish & Australian stars are Americans with bad accents. Why? This course will begin to answer that question, looking at the strategies of appropriation, genre-bending, parody, and satire at work in how Irish & Australian filmmakers argue with and pay homage to Hollywood cinema and its global dominance. We will also address how films from both countries engage with constructions of gender, sexuality, race, and national history—through melodrama, irreverence, and a surprisingly large amount of glitter. Screenings include: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, In Bruges, Calvary, The Magdalene Sisters, Gallipoli, Road Warrior (Mad Max 2), The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Rabbit-Proof Fence.
This is a research and scholarship intensive course, which will give you the chance to work in-depth on a research project with ample feedback from the professor and your classmates. This project may take the form of a long paper, a portfolio of shorter writings, a short film, a photo essay, a video game, or other approved creative work. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me: email@example.com. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in cultural studies..
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in world literature..