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Contemporary Global Cinema

HNRS 2021 Sec. 060 - Spring 2023

Associate Professor Touria Khannous Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

M W F 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
162 Coates Hall

This course is an introduction to contemporary global cinema covering the films of internationally recognized filmmakers from a diverse range of countries. We will examine the aesthetic, cultural and political aspects of the films, their cinematic techniques and genres, their distinctive national cinemas, and the composition of their film audiences. We will particularly focus on the different images of the body represented in contemporary global cinema. Main topics are gendered bodies, digital bodies, racialized bodies, body and trauma, religious bodies, etc. The course’s theoretical framework includes readings by film critics.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition