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Autobiographical Storytelling
FILM 395
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: WLIT 207

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 by experimental, documentary and fiction filmmakers and writers, 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 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, Mati Diop, Joanna Hogg, Barnara Loden, Jonas Mekas, Nanni Moretti, Agnes Varda, and others.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on AUG-15-2022
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