Israeli Women Filmmakers and the Israeli Society|
Historically, women filmmakers account for only around seven percent of the films produced in Israel, reflecting the marginalization of the female voice in the local society, culture, and discourse. However, in the last decade, they have finally moved to the center stage to create some of our time's most successful and essential Israeli films. This course will discuss Israeli women's cinema from artistic and historical vantage points. Students will engage in critical thinking and use film theory and terminology to analyze the featured films, and to contextualize them in the broader context of Israeli history. This analysis will reveal recent shifts in Israeli society, including how women find their place in the army, how they fight the patriarchal religious institutions, and how they turn the Israeli His-tory into the Israeli Her-story. Furthermore, the course will touch on more universal questions on narrative structure, representation, and the male and the female gaze.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)(FILM-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Patricia White. WOMEN'S CINEMA, WORLD CINEMA.
Elizabeth Weitzman. RENEGADE WOMEN IN FILM and TV.
Rachel S. Harris. WARRIORS, WITCHES, WHORES: WOMEN IN ISRAELI CINEMA.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Bi-Weekly (twice a week) comments on readings and/or films: 40 %
Final personal project: 25 %
Creative mid-term assignment: 15 %.
Outline for final project: 5 %
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course counts toward the minor in Jewish and Israel Studies. An OPTIONAL enrichment CLAC course - CJST 414: Israeli Cinema - is offered in conjunction with this course
|Instructor(s): Shavit,Avner Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: BOGH115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 4|
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