Fall 2024: European, African, and Asian Adventure

LGEN 465E Studies in Foreign Film – Global [CRN 76708]

Overview of Course

Analysis of films from various world regions. Examination of the relationship between the local, the national, and the global with a focus on the intersections that inform individual and communal identities. Discussion and writing about films and culture. This course will provide a survey of a series of films from the countries we will be visiting during the Fall 2024 voyage. Each film will serve as a springboard to introduce viewers to the national culture/s of the visited nations. We will look at the relationship between the local and the global with a focus on the spaces of intersection that inform individual and communal identities, the cinematic constructions of national/ international cultural entities, and the alternative approaches to the reading of visual images. Students will develop a basic vocabulary for discussing and writing about cinema. Pairs or teams of students will be responsible for presenting a specific national film. The class will be student-centered with an emphasis on careful readings, daily discussions, group work, and presentations. At the end of the term, students will write a research paper related to cinema in ONE of the countries studied.