this semester we’ll learn about American culture by watching and discussing American movies. We’ll focus on the some of the key categories of cultural studies analysis, ‘race’, class, and gender, as well as faith.
So, we will be learning a little bit of the craft of movie reviewing, and a little bit of theory and method of cultural studies.
Culture and film
An introduction to the concept of culture, and the craft of movie reviewing.
Birth of a Nation (original, remake), 12 Years a Slave
The Hate You Give, Black KKKLansman
Captain Marvel and other superhero movies
Brokeback Mountain, Westworld, Deadwood
Each week I will give you a movie to watch (you can copy them all at the beginning of semester, or week by week, bring your usbs). Some weeks I will give you some readings, and we will have quizzes on these, and on your knowledge of the films.