Film and Media Studies 248 - Women and American Cinema: Representation, Spectatorship, Authorship

Women and American Cinema

Kiki Loveday

TU 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Smith College
Seelye 201
A survey of women in American films from the silent period to the present, examining: 1) how women are represented on film, and how those images relate to actual contemporaneous American society, culture and politics; 2) how theoretical formulations, expectations and realities of female spectatorship relate to genre, the star and studio systems (and other production and distribution modes), dominant and alternative codes of narration and developments in digital and new media modes; and 3) how women as stars, writers, producers and directors shape and respond to, work within and against, dominant considerations of how women look (in every sense).
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.