American Film: Cinematic Representations of the "Other"
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
American Studies, Film Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Students become acquainted with the study of identity representation in American film.
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.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
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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