Topics Includes Critical Theory

Studies in Film

This course explores the internationally popular musicals, Westerns, police procedurals, horror and comedy films being produced by a new generation of Indigenous filmmakers. These directors have shifted away from the…

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HIV/AIDS in American Culture

During the first years of the HIV/AIDS crisis, in the eighties and early nineties, activists protested across major cities demanding government action, some of them still hooked up to IV…

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Literature and Film

The world is ending, or has it already ended? This course examines films and novels that grapple with apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic scenarios threatening humankind—scenarios that appear particularly prescient in the…

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Film Styles and Genres

This intermediate seminar explores the films of the great and extremely influential American director Stanley Kubrick. We will closely study films from across his career and spanning genres including noir,…

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Introduction to Film Studies

Films are familiar to you; this course should make them strange again.  Introduction to film studies will concentrate on close analysis and criticism. Students will learn the technical vocabulary for…

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