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WS 296K Topic: Women and Film, Past and Present

Course Description: This course introduces students to the variety of issues facing the study of women in film. We will focus both on representations of women in film, and on films made by women. Each segment of the course will pair two films from different historical eras: we will discuss these films in relationship to changing issues in feminist film theory and the changes in representation over time. Topics include: the fetishization of the female image; female directors in the Hollywood industry; the relationship between race and gender, the female action hero, and the "femme fatale."


3 credits