Reel Black: African American Life in Film|
Spring 2019 not offered
This course will focus on African Americans and film and explore the emergence and influence of African American actors and filmmakers. We will consider the political and aesthetic agendas that have shaped the tradition and discuss the ways in which film adaptions of African American literature reveals the possibilities and the limitations of the filmic enterprise. Our screenings and discussions of well-known and understudied film figures will complement our explication of films that have grappled with understudied African American histories, civil rights, identity, and class. Possible screenings include works by Oscar Micheaux, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, Steven Spielberg, Steve McQueen, Ava DuVernay, and Spike Lee.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)
See text book list at Broad Street Books
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, two 5-7 page essays, and one 10-15 page final essay.