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2015-2016 Catalog

FAMS 220 The Poetics and Politics of Film

The study of film theory gives us deeper insight into film as a language and social practice, allowing one to explore cinema's relationship to historical, aesthetic, social, political and technological influences.We will study some of the debates in classical film theory, auteurism, psychoanalysis, feminist film theory, queer theory, postmodernism and post colonialism as they apply to issues of perception, the spectator, representation, adaptation and realism. [GM1, W]


FAMS 101 or permission of instructor


Sikand, Smith