04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Nguyen Engineering Building 1108
Section Information for Spring 2013This course addresses representations of the body in film, art, and media, paying close attention to deviance, rebellion, and transgression. Looing at how visual culture helps to shape and challenge constructions of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nationality, the course will explore an array of deviant bodies—unruly women, bodies of mixed genders, martyrs, revolutionaries, migrant bodies, diseased bodies, the undead—considering how certain identities are constructed as threats to security and stability and how such constructions pre-emptively sanction the regulation and restriction of as well as violence against specific bodies. Screenings include: X-Men: First Class, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Bridesmaids, Madame Satã, Paradise Now, Hunger, Fire, Biutiful, and more. Students concerned about the differences in workloads between 474 and 670 should contact me.
Satisfies the English BA core requirement in minority, folkloric, or popular literary and cultural traditions.