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LITERATURE

LIT-446 Advanced Studies in Film (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include film and literature, national cinema, film genres, major filmmakers, and independent filmmakers, with emphasis on research. Meets with LIT-646. Usually offered every year.

LIT-446 001
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Film and the Human Body
This course explores the challenges of representing the human body on film. Working through a variety of genres and theoretical models, the course focuses on the cinematic body as a presence and as a surface, and explores how it reflects assumptions about gender, race, and sexuality, as well as cultural difference and change. The course studies the evolution of thinking about the body on film, from the indestructible bodies of classic comedies, to feminist interrogations of representation and politics, and the contemporary interest in interiority and mental and bodily states. Meets with LIT-646 001.
LIT-446 002
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Stardom
This course examines the deceivingly complex word of movie stardom, focusing on the history of the American studio system and its reliance and usage of movie stars. In examining stardom, students see how politics, economics and labor go into even the simplest readings of motion pictures. The course also explores how stardom has changed and adapted today, and what stardom means for our interpretation of current cinema. Two major research projects expected; a mandatory screening also accompanies the course. Meets with LIT-646 002.
LIT-446 001
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title:
LIT-446 002
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: