SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Section: 001 Race, Ethnicity and Stardom in U.S. Cinema
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This class will examine the intersection of stardom and ethnicity in Hollywood cinema from the 1920s to the present. By beginning with an overview of key methodologies and approaches to stardom and celebrity, the course will provide students with a number of strategies by which to analyze the potential meanings of Hollywood stars and their careers. The course will then proceed as a series of case studies of individual stars, from Dolores del Rio and Rita Hayworth during the Classical Hollywood period, to more contemporary figures like Jennifer Lopez. Throughout, the course will consider their personas in relation to industry trends, press discourse, film narratives, genre and socio-historic context. Ultimately, the course will consider the way ethnicity is mobilized and/or negotiated relative to these individuals, and provide an overview of the way race and ethnicity have been theorized by Hollywood.

SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
26793
Open
5
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 366.007
002 (LAB)
 
26795
Open
5
 
-
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
30279
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LAB)
 
30281
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
005 (LEC)
P
42043
Open
3
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (LAB)
 
42045
Open
3
 
-
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copy
ISBN: 0252034228
Divas on screen : Black women in American film, Author: Mask, Mia, 1969-, Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2009
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