American Film: Cinematic Representations of the "Other"

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    American Film: Cinematic Representations of the "Other"

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Students become acquainted with the study of identity representation in American film.

    COURSE CONTENT
    What theoretical questions arise when studying the representation of identity - think of race, gender, sexuality - in American film? Per meeting, we discuss a particular theoretical issue - for instance, stereotyping, the male gaze, character engagement, identity politics, queer subtext - after which students apply this theoretical perspective to an assigned filmic text.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar meetings.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Exam.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Students must have taken part in one of four modules: (1) “Literature, Culture, and Society”; (2) “Introduction to American Studies”; (3) “Social History of the United States”; or (4) “Critical Perspectives on Science.”

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