American Film: Cinematic Representations of the "Other"

 
Course code:
L_ELBAELK208
Period:
Period 2
Credits:
6.0
Language of tuition:
English
Faculty:
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Coordinator:
dr. R.V.J. van den Oever
Examinator:
dr. R.V.J. van den Oever
Lecturers:
dr. R.V.J. van den Oever
Teaching method(s):
Seminar
Level:
200

Course objective

Students become acquainted with the study of identity representation in
American film.

Course content

What theoretical questions arise when studying the representation of
identity - think of race, gender, sexuality - in American film? Per
meeting, we discuss a particular theoretical issue - for instance,
stereotyping, the male gaze, character engagement, identity politics,
queer subtext - after which students apply this theoretical perspective
to an assigned filmic text.

Form of tuition

Seminar meetings, 2 x 2 hours per week.

Type of assessment

Exam.

Course reading

To be announced.

Entry requirements

None.

Target audience

This course is part of two minor packages: (1) American Studies; (2)
Gender and Diversity. Students from other Bachelor's programs are
welcome.

Registration procedure

There is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this course. The
standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for
(i) the course, (ii) the type of class (lecture and/or preferred seminar
group), and (iii) the exam. However, for this course the instructor will
assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should
sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the lectures (if applicable), and (iii)
the exam, but not for the seminar groups.

There is limited seating in this course. Priority will be given to
students of two minor packages: (1) American Studies; (2) Gender and
Diversity. Students from other Bachelor's programs are initially placed
on a waiting list.

Remarks

The level of English in this course is high.

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