How do filmmakers and writers negotiate memory, identity, and the author's voice to create original work drawn from life? Through analysis of a broad range of autobiographical narratives, students will investigate different modes of working with personal source material and explore the capacity and complexities of family and individual narratives to showcase diverse perspectives and interrogate assumptions about the self on screen. In this reading- and writing-intensive course students will annotate and analyze literary sources and films, and should expect to spend several hours reading, watching, and writing outside of class time per week. In addition to short written responses, students will create a portfolio of original creative work that might include essays, screenwriting, in-class presentations, and/or short video responses. Course materials will include films and writing by Chantal Akerman, James Baldwin, Alan Berliner, Julie Dash, Nathaniel Dorsky, Cheryl Dunye, Yance Ford, Kirsten Johnson, Nathalie Leger, Jonas Mekas, Ross McElwee, Michael Moore, Sarah Polley, Lourdes Portillo, Marlon Riggs, Marjane Satrapi, Agnes Varda, and others.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 Hybrid in-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments, possible audio/video creative responses, In-class writing workshops of works in progress, in-class presentations, submission of final portfolio.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click Add to My Courses and To request a POI electronically, click here to submit your request. In addition, please send a paragraph which includes some information about you and your interests and a writing sample of 3-5 double-spaced pages of any kind of prose (if possible a piece of creative writing). There are no prerequisites for this class but a strong interest in writing and film is helpful. Please upload a PDF with the file name: "Last Name_FirstName_Course Number" (e.g. Lastname_FirstName_FILM395.docx). In order to be considered, your application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday Nov. 10 at midnight. You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by Sunday Nov. 15.
|Instructor(s): Shepard,Sadia Quraeshi Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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