Fall 2008

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CINEMAS

Listed in: English, as ENGL-95

Faculty

Dale M. Hudson (Section 01)

Description

Acknowledging that cinema is always already transnational, this course explores tensions between “the national” and “the global” in narrative, documentary, and experimental films produced in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas in the postcolonial era of cultural hybridity and global capitalism. The course begins by examining the nationalist ideologies of Hollywood production in tandem with Third Cinema’s radical decentering of the assumptions of both Hollywood and auteurist cinemas. The course examines ways that minor, feminist, avant-garde, and third world cinemas respond to the regional and global domination of the commercial industries in Cairo, Chennai, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and elsewhere, either by appropriating and reconfiguring cinematic conventions within indigenous pre-cinematic traditions, by parodying and satirizing them, or by outright rejecting them. The course explores ways that political economy relates to filmic aesthetics and styles; different historical and cultural conceptions of cinema; different theoretical models for the analysis of national and global cultures; and implications of an increasing standardization of world film into an “international style” particularly since the 1990s. Films produced in, or financed with state or private funds from, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Cuba, France, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Kenya, México, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sénégal, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States will be screened. Weekly film screenings. Requisite: Prior courses in film studies, preferably both an introductory course and a film history course. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Hudson.

ENGL 95 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CONV 209
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CONV 209

Offerings

2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 20112024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20082024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 20162024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 20082024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 20092024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 20222024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20082024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2020, January 2022, Spring 20222024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 20092024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010

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     Screenings 

     Wednesday 4.00 PM or 7.30 PM | Stirn Auditorium (Mead 115)