Bollywood: Cinema of Interrup

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Film Studies
Course Number: 
370BC
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
How are we to respond to Indian popular film, which is notorious for its distracting song and dance numbers, meandering story line, and visually overblown spectacles? This seminar will develop historical and theoretical approaches to Indian films as what scholar Lalitha Gopalan calls a 'constellation of interruptions.' Students will examine feature films in class, write critical papers on scholarly essays, and pursue independent research projects on various aspects of Indian film.
Comments: 
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.; Prereq: 8 credits from Art History or Film Studies.
Variable Credit Comments: 
1 meeting (3 hours), 1 screening (3 hours)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
93220,93543,93410
http://isis.mtholyoke.edu
Schedule #: 
93410

Course Sections

Bollywood: Cinema of Interrup
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ajay Sinha asinha@mtholyoke.edu TH 01:15PM-04:05PM;M 07:00PM-09:00PM Art 219;Art 219