FTVM 461 - Explorations in Feminist Film Theory
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
WGS/AMCULT 240 (WOMENSTD/AMCULT 240); and junior standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This class examines the wide range and methods of feminists worldwide in approaching cinema. Focusing on theory, we consider how different feminists have discussed gender, sexuality, and race concerns before and behind the camera, advocating for how cinema should and should not work; theories of spectatorship and other ways to engage with the screen (perceptually, somatic, oppositional) and other topics. Frameworks include (but are not exclusive to) cultural studies, critical race theory, psychoanalytic and post-Marxist theory, queer and trans studies, which we will discuss within historical and ideological contexts.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on attendance, in-class and on-line assignments and participation, a midterm and final paper.

Intended Audience:

Advanced undergraduates interested in gender as represented in film, cinema and other media forms, as well as those in other all areas interested in some of the theoretical debates that screen media have raised in their 100+ year history.

Class Format:

The class meets twice weekly and has a dedicated screening time once a week.


FTVM 461 - Explorations in Feminist Film Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
M 4:00PM - 6:30PM

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