College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 474: Topics in Film/Media Studies

ENGH 474-001: Dangerous Bodies
(Spring 2013)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Nguyen Engineering Building 1108

Section Information for Spring 2013

This 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.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

American and foreign films selected by type, period, or director with emphasis varying from year to year. Required viewings, student discussion, and written critiques. Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 332/ENGH 372 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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