Critical Race & Political Econ 228 - Visualizing Immigrant Narratives: Migration in Film

Visualiz. Immigrant Narrative

David Hernández

TTH 01:45PM-03:00PM

Mount Holyoke College
Shattuck Hall 217
This course offers an interrogation of overt and embedded narratives of migrants and the migration process in popular and documentary film, paying specific attention to cinematic representations of non-citizen bodies confronting migration, deportation, labor, acculturation, and anti-immigrant hysteria. Film screenings and class discussions comprise the interpretative lens through which students will examine the aesthetic, cultural, economic, gendered, historical, political, racial and sexual dimensions of cultural texts. The course is supplemented with readings about immigration policies and histories.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.