Studies in Film/Genre
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/30/2021||12/13/2021||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||HS G34|
This course explores traditional film genres and the contemporary practice of mixed genre films that address the increasing demand for cultural entertainment reflecting the diversity and mobility of our national and global cultures. After an initial study of key film genres such as the Western, gangster film, film noir, melodrama, musical, war film, and comedy, we will examine recent mixed genre films such as Joker (Todd Philipps); Parasite (Joon-ho Bong), and Black Panther (Coogler), etc. Our goal is to understand how an intersectional mix of genres helps to articulate contemporary culture in its complexity and its sophisticated forms of cultural representation and entertainment.
This course satisfies the Genre requirement for English Literature majors.