Spike Lee's Joints

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

English

Course Number: 
374
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as ENGL 374, BLST 330 [US], and FAMS 358.)  In offering extended formal considerations of Spike Lee’s cinematic oeuvre–in particular his uses of light, sound, and color–this course is interested in how shifting through various modes of critical inquiry can enable or broaden different kinds of cultural, political, or historical engagement with a film. This semester we will also pay special attention to the question of what it means to encapsulate a particular cultural moment, particularly vis-à-vis the often differing demands of fictional and non-fictional representation.

Spring semester. Professor Parham and Visiting Professor Drabinski.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
ENGL-374-01,BLST-330-01,FAMS-358-01
Schedule #: 
ENGL-374-01-1213S

Course Sections

Spike Lee's Joints
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

John Drabinski, Marisa Parham

jdrabinski@amherst.edu; mparham@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

FAYE 115