Feb 21, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGS 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. 

Prerequisites
Students are strongly encouraged to have taken either FNMS 258, WGS 101 or WGS 102 prior to taking this course.

Credits 1



Notes
Course is cross-listed with FNMS 398 Women in Film