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 may include essays, screenwriting and in-class presentations. Course materials will include films and writing by Chantal Akerman, Radha Blank, Julie Dash, Joanna Hogg, Barbara Loden, Nathalie Leger, Jonas Mekas, Nanni Moretti, Marlon Riggs, Marjane Satrapi, Agnes Varda, and others.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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Interested students should email Professor Shepard ASAP during pre-registration with a paragraph about yourself, your interests and your prior experience, if any, with creative writing. Preference will be given to Film majors and minors.
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. To apply, please email a paragraph about yourself, your interests and your prior experience, if any, with creative writing to Professor Shepard at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Instructor(s): Shepard,Sadia Quraeshi Times: .M..... 01:20PM-04:10PM; ...W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS190; CFS116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|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.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|