Representation in Film/Video

Subject Name: 
Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
This course will examine historical and contemporary stereotyping and representations of class/race/gender/ethnicity/sexuality in contemporary media, and discuss music videos, documentaries, experimental film and video that challenge such notions. Through readings, screenings and discussions, the class will inquire into the reasons for and consequences of stereotyping and the ways in which tensions of content, form and voice contest exploitative representation. A section of the class will be dedicated to films from global south and third cinema and to topics related to dying and death. The class also includes student-curated screenings. We will engage in textual analyses of the material discussed in class to critique and compare how the techniques employed to marginalize are challenged and employed to provide voice and self-representation to the otherwise silenced. The class will respond to these messages and representations through written assignments and a video production project analyzing and exploring the effects they have on socio-political, cultural, and personal relations. Enrolled students and top 5 waitlist students who DO NOT attend the first class session risk losing their place on the class roster.
Arts, Design, and Media Power, Community and Social Justice Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Lab fee: $65. In this course, students can expect to spend approximately 20 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Representation in Film/Video
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Patricia Montoya 09:00AM-11:50AM M;07:00PM-09:00PM TU Jerome Liebling Center 120;Jerome Liebling Center 120