AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Winter 2023, Section 005 - Palestinian Cinema
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

Over the last twenty years, Palestinian cinema has garnered much critical acclaim and international fanfare. As a body of cinema produced under ongoing conditions of colonialism and exile, Palestinian cinema is not your average “national” cinema. Palestinian films are often discussed as an allegory for national struggle or as a corrective or counternarrative to Hollywood and Israeli misrepresentations of Palestine and Palestinians. As such, the category of “Palestinian cinema” is often forced to carry a cumbersome burden of representation. What happens when we examine Palestinian cinema on its own terms: less in relation to “the conflict,” not solely as an allegory, and not always as a corrective or counternarrative? While these topics will certainly be discussed in this class, this course asks you, the student-spectator, to take several steps back from what you think you may know about Palestine or Palestinians and consider what various kinds of social, cultural, or political work is being accomplished through this national and diasporic cinematic movement? This course takes a chronological approach to the study of Palestinian cinema in order to chart multiple aesthetic, political, and cultural shifts which demonstrate the depth and complexity of Palestinian cinema beyond stereotypes and cliches. Lastly, this course will also examine the political economy of Palestinian cinema by looking at the role of organizations and institutions such as A-level film festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, etc.), grassroots film festivals (in Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Australia, etc.), the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, as well as streaming services such as Netflix, in making Palestinian cinema more widely available and more popular, and at what cost.

Note: this course has a required film screening lab attached to it. Students must enroll in both AMCULT 301-005 (33487) and AMCULT 301-006 (35120).

Schedule

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
22390
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (LEC)
 In Person
33487
Open
28
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Meets-with AMAS 301.005
006 (LAB)
 In Person
35120
Open
28
 
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M 6:00PM - 8:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Meets-with AMAS 301.006
010 (LEC)
 In Person
34795
Closed
0
 
1
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (LEC)
 Online
35125
Closed
0
 
46
Tu 6:30PM - 8:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (LEC)
 In Person
35126
Open
19
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
013 (LEC)
 In Person
36605
Closed
0
 
1
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
014 (LEC)
 In Person
36615
Open
5
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Meets-with WGS 343.001

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