Examines different subjects or problems from an interdisciplinary framework.
Women in transnational film and media
This course explores the intersection between feminism and global film and media practices and offers a range of new strategies for investigating the politics of modern visual culture. It looks into the works of various filmmakers and media artists from South Asia, North America, and Europe that have taken on board some of the key political concerns of the contemporary world: the politics of migration, the movement of bodies across borders, racism, neo-colonialism, home, alienation, sexual politics, social justice, and women’s agency.
Student learning goals
1. An overview of transnational feminist film and media practices.
2. A critical understanding of the relationship between cinema, politics, society, and culture.
3. A critical knowledge of the “Cinemas of borders, migration, and displacement”.
4. A critical insight into the relationship between first-third world film and media practices.
5. The language and tools of analysis of cinema as an aesthetic construct.
6. Interdisciplinary skills in learning, researching, and writing.
General method of instruction
The class will use a combination of lectures, student-led discussions and seminars, group work, oral presentations, and film screenings.
Class assignments and grading
Take-home midterm paper, take-home final paper.
- Class attendance, participation and preparation: 30% - Midterm paper: 30% - Final paper: 40%