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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 395-01 - Advanced Special Topic: Studies in Film Theory

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: ART 395-01  and GWS 395-03 .  This course presents an advanced introduction to film theory following a chronological approach, from early realist and formalist works, to modern, postmodern and avant-garde iterations, to contemporary feminist revisionist cinema. In this writing-intensive module we will look at key theoretical concepts surrounding authorship, spectatorship, as well as embodiment, gender, race, queerness, and cultural identity. We will engage these complex feminist topics from an intersectional and decolonial perspective foregrounding migration, neoliberalism, technology, and emancipatory struggle as catalysts behind the evolution of film theory in the contemporary moment.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Instructor: Nikolopoulou