Spring 2008 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|
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Selections from cultural studies, narrative and critical theory, as well as reviews and articles on specific films.
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One short paper and a longer final paper. Prospective students must contact the instructor during the fall term preregistration period for spring term courses, by email, in order to obtain specifics concerning Permission of Instructor.
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Class attendance and thoughtful participation are essential. This is a Permission of Instructor (POI) course. Instructor will ask students to fill out a questionnaire that may be obtained from the English Department in November 2005, and will then interview selected candidates who contact him to schedule appointments later that semester. Only juniors and seniors may apply. E-mail is the best way to contact instructor; email@example.com. Note that an interview is the second step in the selection process and not a guarantee of admission.
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