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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNMS 398 - Women in Film

This course is formulated around paradoxes: it will trouble the category of “woman,” while also analyzing key areas in which gender identity has affected the film industry: the representation of women, women filmmakers (cis, trans, non-binary, and otherwise self-identifying), and feminist film theory. Students will watch films from Rear Window and Daughters of the Dust to The Witch and Legally Blonde, with the goal of illuminating how the idea of “woman” is constructed on film and how audiences engage, reshape, and elaborate on that construction in their everyday lives. Students are strongly encouraged to have taken either FNMS 258, WGS 101 or WGS 102 prior to taking this course.

Credits 1