ENGH 470: RS: Topics in Screen Cultures Research

ENGH 470-001: World Cinema and the Promise of Realism
(Fall 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Music Theater Building 1004

Section Information for Fall 2023

ENGH 470 - 001: World Cinema and the Promise of Realism

This course will explore cinematic realism’s promise to speak to and about injustice and to forge new languages of representation in order to motivate social and political transformation. We will look at realism's role in protest, revolution, community, and comemoration. We will also consider the moments when realism fails as well as times when realism isn't enough, and films need to include elements of fantasy, myth, comedy, and melodrama. Ideally, you will leave this course with a less certain but more nuanced response to the question “What is realism?” 

ENGH 470-001 enrollment is controlled. Please email Professor Scarlata at jscarlat@gmu.edu for permission to register.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Advanced studies of development of film language, both as cultural practice and medium for formal innovation. Topics might include studies of national cinemas, historical periods, genres, or individual directors. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 372 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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