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FLME 231

National and Transnational Cinema Topics

Introduces students to the study of filmmaking traditions (and counter-traditions) within a national, geographic, cultural, or linguistic context through textual analysis, class discussion, and writing assignments. Some topics center on a national cinema tradition situated within a particular cultural, political, and/or historical context. Others examine the ways in which cinema transcends national boundaries and/or explore narrative and/or aesthetic strategies that reference more than one community, national, or cultural tradition. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities- or -Global Learning 1 course

Fall Semester information

Dahee Yun

231A: Tps: K-Drama and K-Pop Culture

Cheira Lewis

231B: Tps:Youth Gone Wild in Contemporary French Cinema

Karin Wimbley

231C: Tps:Journey to Wakanda- Black Panther and Diaspora Cinemas

Spring Semester information

Cheira Lewis

231A: Tps:Youth Gone Wild in Contemporary French Cinema

Introduction to contemporary French cinema highlighting films portraying diverse youth experiences. Analyze major cinematic elements like cinematography, mise-en-scène, and editing and how they create meaning. Examine selected films' depictions of the multifaceted experiences and challenges faced by young people in France today.

Karin Wimbley

231B: Tps:No Place Like Home: Identity, Memory, and Exile in World Literature and Film

Whether real or imagined, "home" defines who we were, reflects who we are, and shapes who we aspire to be. In fact, our identities are curated by our ever changing relationship to home. This course explores narratives about home in world literature and cinema. Specifically, we will explore plays, essays, poetry, short stories, and films from across the world to query: What is the definition of "home"? How does memory and the sensual world articulate our connection(s) to home? How can dislocation and exile alter our sense of home and belonging? Can the dislocation caused by exile be both a disabling estrangement and liberating insight? Course texts include works by Aimé Césaire, Kayo Hatta, Carmen Maria Machado, Ousmane Sembene, Dominique Loreau, to name a few.