Film, Media, Theater 330MX - Advanced Courses in History and Theory: 'Media and Sexuality'

Media and Sexuality

Li Cornfeld

W 07:15PM-10:00PM

Mount Holyoke College
Art 219
Sex and sexuality are frequently at the forefront of innovation in media and technology, from the beginnings of photography, film, and video to the rise of the internet, artificial intelligence, and big data. Combining critical frames from Media Studies and Sexuality Studies, this seminar investigates what happens when media and sexuality intersect. We will ask how media and technology bolster new forms of sexual expression, communication, and embodiment. And, at the same time, we will examine how emerging technologies enable new modes of social regulation and surveillance. Throughout, we will foreground queer, trans, and feminist perspectives on media histories and digital futures.

Prereq: 8 credits in FMT or Gender Studies.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.