Feminists Behind the Camera

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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
Feminists Behind the Camera introduces students to the analysis and production of film and video through close examination of works by artists/critics/cultural workers/filmmakers including Chantal Akerman, Anna Atkins, Jane Campion, Vera Chytilova, Julie Dash, Maya Deren, Valie Export, Andrea Fraser, Sara Gomez, Zora Neal Hurston, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Barbara Loden, Sarah Maldoror, Ulrike Ottinger, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Joan Rivers, Martha Rosler, Lorna Simpson, Chick Strand, Carrie Mae Weems, Eudora Welty, and others. Students will learn to read visual images by focusing on the development of media works and their relationship to the historical and cultural context (economic, historical, political, intellectual and artistic) from which they came. Students will screen and read a variety of essential texts and create written and image-driven work in response. Enrolled or top 5 waitlist students who DO NOT attend the first class session risk losing their place on the class roster.
Arts, Design, and Media Independent Work Lab fee: $65. In this course, students are expected to spend approximately 8 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

Feminists Behind the Camera
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Hope Tucker htHA@hampshire.edu 09:00AM-11:50AM F Jerome Liebling Center 120