Five College Consortium

Cinematic Masculinities

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Film Studies
Course Number: 
320CM
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott contend that "movies may be male dominated, but images of men are surprisingly narrow." This course both explores various constructs of postmodern American masculinity as they are portrayed and disseminated through contemporary film, and seeks to understand some of what is at stake (culturally, ideologically, economically) in perpetuating certain cinematic archetypes. Of particular relevance to our investigation are the ways in which film yokes masculinity to race, gender, and class. Films include The Deer Hunter, The Godfather, The Big Lebowski, Boyz in the Hood, Paris is Burning, Fight Club, and Moonlight.
Comments: 
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.; Prereq: ENGL-199 or FLMST-201.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
102999,102690
Schedule #: 
102999

Course Sections

Cinematic Masculinities
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Amy Rodgers arodgers@mtholyoke.edu T 01:15PM-04:05PM;M 07:00PM-09:50PM Clapp Laboratory 126;Clapp Laboratory 126