ENGLISH 332 - Visual Culture
Section: 001 Oceanic Visual Cultures
Term: FA 2019
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course surveys the film and visual culture produced about and in the Pacific Islands, a region known by its inhabitants as “Oceania.” We will explore early explorers? representations of native peoples, Hollywood feature films such as The Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, 1962, 1984), Elvis? Blue Hawaii, and the Jackie Chan films, activist videography and documentary filmmaking (Keala Kelly, Puhipau and Joan Landers, and Merata Mita), and films made and produced in the region such as The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Piano, and films by indigenous filmmakers such as The Whale Rider, Once Were Warriors, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Course materials include reading explorers? accounts, historical materials, and fiction (short stories and novels) on which the films were based.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include journals, midterm exam, midterm paper, and final exam. Requires viewing films outside of scheduled class meetings.

ENGLISH 332 - Visual Culture
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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