07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T
Section Information for Fall 2014
This course studies notions of globalization, migration, and transgression in cinema through different theoretical approaches in film studies. We will look at movies featuring characters who cross borders physically and metaphorically (traversing national borders as well as defying gender, class and ethinic boundaries) and the violence with which both sets of borders are defended. Thie course will include films that represent bodies that circulate across borders involuntarily (through deportation, kidnapping, enslavement, and human trafficking), the spaces that restrict those bodies (prisons, detention centers, homes), and the ways such bodies are figured as threats to national, racial, and financial security. Finally, we consider the border-crossing tendencies of cinema itself, looking at questions of transnational production, genre-mixing, and international distribution. Screenings include: 12 Years a Slave, Paris is Burning, Dirty Pretty Things, Even the Rain, The Whistelblower, Sin Nombre, and Ramchand Pakistani.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in fiction..
Satisfies the English BA core requirement in minority, folkloric, or popular literary and cultural traditions.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in world literature..