GENRE, GENDER & RACE

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Film and Media Studies
Course Number: 
245
Institution: 
Smith College
Associated with female viewership, melodramas and soap operas are seen as low-quality content in the U.S. market. Melodramas and soaps originating from different parts of the world bear a similar mark of “non-quality.” This coupling of geographical origin and genre hierarchies to emphasize the difference of “the West” from “the rest” is also relevant for the ways in which peripheral content is categorized as “soap operas” and “telenovelas.” By exploring melodramatic films and TV shows, this course surveys the roots of melodrama as a genre and analyzes the power hierarchies around it with reference to gender and race.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
10450-F19

Course Sections

GENRE, GENDER & RACE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
F01 0.0 Sebnem Baran sbaran@smith.edu W 07:30-09:30