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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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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World Literatures

Today we have the luxury of reading more literatures in more languages than ever before in world history. In this course we ask: what can we learn from the great…

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