Fall 2007 not offered
AMST 264, ENGL 247
Narratives exist in an ambivalent relationship with the ideologies that inhabit and shape a culture. They can mobilize dominant ideologies and serve as vehicles for their dissemination, or they can undercut such dominance and give seductive shape to new and subversive ideologies. We will investigate the relationship of narrative to ideology by using films as our primary narrative texts. The course combines detailed interpretation of the narrative structure of individual films with film criticism and cultural theory. It will meet once a week, in the evening, for at least four hours. Classes begin at 7 and tend to run past 11.
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|Course Format: Discussion
|Grading Mode: Student Option
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Selections from cultural studies, narrative and critical theory, as well as reviews and articles on specific films.
|Examinations and Assignments:
Short papers and a longer final paper. Prospective students must contact the instructor during the preregistration period in order to obtain specifics concerning Permission of Instructor.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
Class attendance and thoughtful participation are essential. This is a Permission of Instructor course. Only juniors and seniors can apply. Instructor will admit students to the course only after all those interested are interviewed. Interviews will be conducted at his office at 285 Court St. in mid to late April. Prior to that date, students may indicate their interest and concerns by e-mail to email@example.com. This does not guarantee admission.
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