Any course on this list (except for the First Year Seminars) may count as an elective for the Global Cinema Minor or the Film Studies concentration in English. Some of these courses, however, will not automatically count, and in those cases you will need to request a Tar Heel Tracker adjustment. Also keep in mind that some restrictions may apply to production courses. Be sure to check Connect Carolina for specifications by the department offering the course.

https://filmandmedia.unc.edu/fall-2019-courses-2/

Note that this coming academic year, CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema will be offered in the Fall instead of the Spring. ENGL 142 will be offered next Spring instead of in the Fall.

If you are following the Film Studies Major Concentration, here are Fall courses that will meet certain requirements:

Survey I

CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema (Dr. Pollmann)

Survey II

CMPL 227 The Middle Ages in World Cinema (Dr. Legassie)

Writing Intensive

CMPL 382 Film and Nature (Dr. Legassie)

ENGL 389 Major Film Directors: Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Their Legacies

(Dr. Warner)

Research Intensive

CMPL 463 Cinema and Surrealism (Dr. Warner)

ENGL 681 Topics in Contemporary Film and Media (Dr. Flaxman)

Depth

CMPL 262 Film and Politics (Dr. Rodriguez)

ENGL 389 Major Film Directors: Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Their Legacies

(Dr. Warner)

 

If you wish to plan ahead, here are ENGL and CMPL film courses currently planned for Spring 20.

ENGL 142 Film Analysis (Dr. Johnson), Foundations

CMPL 254 Horror and the Global Gothic (Dr. Rodriguez), Depth

ENGL 255 Intro to Media Studies (TBD), Survey II

ENGL 410 Documentary Film (Dr. Johnson), Depth, Research

CMPL 494 The Essay Film (Dr. Warner), Depth, Research

ENGL 680 Film Theory (Dr. Warner), Methods

 

First Year Seminars

ASIA 72-001 First-Year Seminar: Transnational Korea: Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

This first-year seminar introduces students to the history of transnational imaginations in modern Korea. Using literature, film, and television, it explores the ways in which Korean cultural producers have used narratives of transnational travel and exchange to rethink Korea’s place in the world and refashion the bounds of Korean identity.

Instructor: Jonathan Kief Location: Hanes Art Center 0117 Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM

GEOG 67-001 First-Year Seminar: Politics of Everyday Life

Seminar examines the ways that politics, especially contests over territory, are part of our day-to-day life. We will explore a range of cases, from immigration policy and rhetoric in the United States, to popular representations of geopolitics in film, to the politics of family planning in India.

Instructor: Sara Smith Location: Carolina Hall 0204 Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM

MUSC 63-001 First-Year Seminar: Music on Stage and Screen

Offers tools and techniques for understanding multimedia, staged musical works like opera, musical theater, and film. The goal of the seminar is to develop students’ analytical skills in verbal and nonverbal media and to encourage their visualization of the potential and implications of artistic forms and structures.

Instructor: Anne MacNeil Location: Hill 0212 Time: TuTh 3:35Pm-4:50PM

 

General Course List

AAAD 250-001. The African American in Motion Pictures: 1900 to the Present

This course will analyze the role of the African American in motion pictures, explore the development of stereotypical portrayals, and investigate the efforts of African American actors and actresses to overcome these portrayals.

Instructor: Charlene Regester. Location: Phillips 0206 Time: Tu 3:30 PM-6:20 PM

AAAD 389-001. The Caribbean Anticolonial: Caribbean Literature, Film, Aesthetics and Politics.

This course will examine literature, film, art, and music from the Caribbean that illustrates and critiques the past and present impacts of colonial rule in the region. What role has anti-colonial Caribbean literature and art played in shaping the region’s present and future, and in shaping global anticolonial politics?

Instructor: Petal Samuel. Location: Peabody 0306 Time: TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM

AMST 371-001. LGTBQ Film and Fiction from 1950 to the Present

An  interdisciplinary seminar that explores stylistic choices and representational modes available to LGTBQ artists in the United States since 1950. We will relate shifts in cinematic and literary representations and aesthetic strategies to developments in political, social, and economic life.

Instructor: Michelle Robinson. Location: Greenlaw 0318 Time: TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

ARAB 150-001, Introduction to Arab Cultures

Introduction to the cultures of the Arab world and of the Arabs in diasporas: art, literature, film, music, dance, food, history, religion, folklore, etc.

Instructor: TBA. Location: Dey Hall 0204 Time: TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

ARTS  209 – 001   2D Animation

Preequisite, ARTS 104. This class explores several techniques of 2D character animation, including storyboarding and conceptualizing, pencil testing and timing animation, animating simple sequences with Photoshop, experimenting with coloring and materials under a film camera, and compositing in After Effects.

Instructor: Sabine Gruffat Location: Hanes Art Center 0112 Time: MoWe 2:30PM-5:15PM

ARTS 309-001 3D Animation

Prerequisite, ARTS 209. The primary goals of this class are to introduce students to three-dimensional computer modeling and animation in Maya. While the particular focus of the class is 3D character animation and most students will produce a short 3D animation as their final project, students may also explore a broad range of creative applications and avenues for development, including special effects, compositing with video, and motion graphics.

Instructor: Sabine Gruffat Location: Hanes Art Center 0112 Time: MoWe 11:15AM-2:00PM

ARTS353-001 Phantasmagoria: Haunted Art, History, and Installation

This course will be organized around four art making/art building projects, culminating in a class presentation of a multimedia phantasmagoria. Students will research early light/shadow, pre-cinema techniques, hauntings/horror and artists whose work is influenced by these tropes. We will work with Maker’s Spaces to produce components for this course. Previously offered as ARTS 253.

Instructor: Roxana Perez-Mendez. Location: Hanes Art Center 0222 Time: MoWe 11:15AM-2:00PM

ASIA/CMPL 535/PWAD 435-001 The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa

This course explores the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in which films are made and exhibited and focuses on shared intra-regional cinematic trends pertaining to discourse, aesthetics, and production.

Instructor: Yaron Shemer Location: Venable G311 Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM

Instructor: TBA Location: Bingham 0301 Time: Tu 5:00PM-7:00PM

CHIN 346-001 History as Fiction or Fiction as History? Early Chinese History in Film and Literature

Through analysis of the role movies play in the formation of popular perceptions of the past, this course provides an introduction to the history of the Qin and Han dynasties.

Instructor: Uffe Bergeton Location: New West 0219 Time: TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

CMPL 143-001 History of Global Cinema

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of global cinema and, thence, to the methods of comparativist film study.

Instructor: Inga Pollmann Location: Gardner 0008 Time: MoWe 1:25PM-2:40PM

Recitations:

Instructor: TBA Location: Wilson 0217 Time: Tu 3:30PM-6:20PM,

Instructor: TBA Location: Phillips 0224 Time: Tu 3:30PM-6:20PM,

Instructor: TBA Location: Murphey 0314 Time: Th 3:35PM-6:25PM

Instructor: TBA Location: Genome Sciences 1373 Time: Th 3:35PM-6:25PM  

CMPL 144-001 Engaging Film and Media in the Global Context

This viewing-intensive course is aimed at undergraduate students interested in global cinemas and the alternatives they offer to mainstream American or Hollywood films. Guest speakers and the course instructor will introduce one film each week and discuss it with students after the screening. Despite the wide range of topics, cinematic styles, and regions the course will attend to, it clearly cannot be all inclusive; rather, the course is meant to expose students to what we often (problematically) call foreign films. It is also designed in the hope that it will whet students’ appetites to enroll in some of the other courses our Global Cinema faculty offer. In engaging in global film cultures this course will explore the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in which films are made and exhibited. The course will employ a variety of film theories, including postcolonial, feminist, and psychoanalytical, to equip us with the necessary tools for critical film analysis. This course is designed to 1) enhance students’ acquaintance with national, regional, and international affairs as expressed in cinema; 2) enrich students’ command of film language, aesthetics, and discourse; 3) enable students to appreciate different approaches not only to making films but also to seeing them, i.e., to encourage critical viewing of films; 4) provide students with a better understanding of the multilayered contexts and perspectives within which we can situate global cinemas; 5) expand cultural appreciation of people and groups whose traditions and beliefs might differ from our own; and 6) support students in becoming accustomed to discussing these matters in an informed and respectful manner.

This course satisfies the Visual & Performing Arts (VP) and Global Issues (GL) requirements. It also counts toward the new Film & Media Studies Major within English, and toward the Global Cinema Minor.

Instructor: Yaron Shemer Location: Phillips 0206 Time: TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM

CMPL 227-001 Global Authors: The Middle Ages in World Cinema

Traces major points of convergence among the thematic concerns of medieval literature, global cinema, and academic constructions of “the Middle Ages.” Considers the aesthetic and technological development of film and of medieval painting, sculpture, and dramatic performance.

Instructor: Shayne Legassie Location: Greenlaw 0305 Time: TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

CMPL 230-001 Global Crusoe: The Desert-Island Idea in Film and Fiction

The desert-island scenario involves a sophisticated and culturally central thought experiment in which the constraints of history and society are suspended and human nature is exposed in its essence. This course considers the permutations of this scenario in film and fiction from around the world.

Instructor: David Baker Location: Murphey 0204 Time: TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

CMPL/KOR/WGST 237-001 Rebel, Lover, Martyr: Gender and Sexuality in North and South Korean Screen Cultures

This course introduces students to the history of North and South Korean film and television through the lens of gender and sexuality. In so doing, it explores the multiple forms of the Korean self and the diverse shapes that Korean identity has taken across the modern and contemporary eras.

Instructor: Jonathan Kief Location: Hanes Art Center 0215 Time: TuTh 5:00PM-6:15PM

CMPL 262-001 Film and Politics

This course investigates the complex relations between cinema and politics in particular national and/or global contexts. Examining not merely films with narratives about politically charged themes but also the political and ideological nature of filmic representation itself, this course focuses on questions that link politics and aesthetics.

Instructor: Guillermo Rodriguez Location: Greenlaw 0319 Time: TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM

CMPL 382-001 Film and Nature

Examines the complex aesthetic relationship between cinema and nature through a range of different genres, traditions, and theoretical frameworks. Films in which natural landscape, animals, and/or plant life receive special attention may be addressed. Thinkers as disparate as Kant, Thoreau, and recent proponents of eco-critical perspectives may be deployed.

Instructor: Shayne Legassie Location: Murphey 0204 Time: TuTh 5:00PM-6:15PM

CMPL 463 Cinema and Surrealism

While focusing primarily on cinema, this course will trace and examine the emergence of surrealism as an inter-art movement in the years between the two World Wars of the twentieth century. It will also investigate surrealism’s continued legacy in contemporary international cinema. We will consider surrealist developments in cinema as they relate to those in painting, literature, sculpture, and photography. We will cover a variety of genres and production modes along the way, including experimental shorts, animated films, documentaries, art films, and even Hollywood feature films. We will see how surrealism has continually reinvented itself, making its way into thrillers, comedies, horror, science fiction, and other popular genres. Among the films likely to be screened are: Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien andalou and Land Without Bread; Buster Keaton’s College; Germaine Dulac’s The Seashell and the Clergyman; Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon; David Lynch’s Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks; Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa; Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor; Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster; Roy Andersson’s Songs from the Second Floor; Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure; Alex Garland’s Ex Machina and Annihilation; and Leos Carax’s Holy Motors. NOTE: Some of the films and texts we will study necessarily feature graphic and disturbing scenes. Please enroll only if you plan to engage such representations in a serious, critical manner. This course satisfies the VP requirement. It also counts for the Global Cinema Minor and the Film Studies Concentration within the English major.

Instructor: Rick Warner Location: Greenlaw 0304 Time: MoWeFr 2:30PM-3:20PM

COMM 130-001 Introduction to Media Production

Permission of the instructor for non-majors. Prerequisite for all production courses. Introduces students to basic tools, techniques, and conventions of production in audio, video, and film.

Instructor: Kristin Hondros Location: Swain Hall 001A Time: Tu 12:30PM-2:20PM

Lab: 401, 402, 403,

Instructor: Kristin Hondros Location: Swain Hall 001A Time: Th 12:30PM-2:20PM

Instructor: TBA Location: Swain Hall 001A Time: Fr 9:05AM-10:55AM

Instructor: TBA Location: Swain Hall 001A Time: Fr 11:15AM-1:05PM

COMM 140-001,002,990  Introduction to Media History, Theory, and Criticism

An introduction to the critical analysis of film, television, advertising, video, and new media texts, contexts, and audiences. This course is reserved for COMM majors for the first two weeks of registration. Non-majors can enroll after April 18th.Some seats are reserved through a reserve capacity in this section for first year and transfer students. Seats may appear open but will be restricted by the reserve capacity. Seats not used will be available on August 6.

Instructor: David Monje Location: Phillips 0215  Time: MoWeFr 1:25PM-2:15PM

Instructor: David Monje  Location:Greenlaw 0302 Time: MoWeFr 10:10AM-11:00AM

Recitation: 601,602,603,604,605,606,607

Instructor:TBA Location: Cobb Hall 0024 Time: Mo 10:10AM-11:00AM

Instructor:TBA Location: Cobb Hall 0024 Time: We 10:10AM-11:00AM

Instructor:TBA Location: Hanes Art Center 0118 Time: We 11:15AM-12:05PM

Instructor:TBA Location: Hamilton Hall 0351 Time: We 11:15AM-12:05PM

Instructor:TBA Location: Cobb Hall 0024 Time: We 11:15AM-12:05PM

Instructor: TBA Location: Graham Memorial 0035 Time: Fr 9:05AM-9:55AM

Instructor TBA: Location: Hamilton Hall 0150 Time: We 9:05AM-9:55AM

COMM 230-001, 002 Audio/Video/Film Production and Writing

Prerequisites, COMM 130 and 140; Grade of C or better in COMM 130; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. The material, processes, and procedures of audio, video, and film production; emphasis on the control of those elements of convention that define form in the appropriate medium. Lecture and laboratory hours.

Instructor: Edward Rankus Location: Swain Hall 101A Time: MoWe 9:05AM-11:00AM

Instructor: Kristin Hondros Location: Swain Hall 101A Time: TuTh 2:35PM-4:25PM

COMM 330-001 Introduction to Writing for Film and Television

An introduction to screenwriting for film and television.

Instructor: Stephen Neigher Location: Greenlaw 526A Time: TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM

Instructor: Stephen Neigher Location: Greenlaw 526A Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM

COMM 534-001 Aesthetic and Technical Considerations in Making Short Videos

Prerequisite, COMM 230. The course examines the aesthetic and technical elements at work and play in cinematic storytelling. The student is required to complete three projects and will gain hands-on experience in narrative filmmaking.

Instructor: William Brown Location: Swain Hall 200A Time: MoWe 12:20PM-1:20PM

COMM 635-001 Documentary Production

Prerequisite, COMM 230. A workshop in the production of video and/or film nonfiction or documentary projects. The course will focus on narrative, representational, and aesthetic strategies of documentary production.

Instructor: Julia Haslett Location: Swain Hall 106A Time: TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM

COMM 644-001 Documentary Production: First Person Filmmaking

Prerequisite, COMM 230. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Students create documentaries emphasizing the filmmaker’s personal perspective and experience: essay, diary, and autobiographical films, and pieces in which the filmmaker performs a role for expressive or political ends. Significant class time is devoted to work-shopping student films.

Instructor: Julia Haslett Location: Swain Hall 106A Time: TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM

COMM 654-001 Motion Graphics, Special Effects, and Compositing

Prerequisite, COMM 130 or 150; Grade of C or better in COMM 130; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. In this course students learn a wide range of video post production techniques working mostly with the application After Effects.

Instructor: Edward Rankus Location: Swain Hall 106A Time: MoWe 12:20PM-2:15PM

Comm 656: Sound for Film and Video: Theory and Practice of Motion Picture Sound Design

Prerequisite Comm 130 or equivalent.The aim of this course is to provide students who have an interest in film and video production with an understanding of the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic implications of the motion picture soundtrack, with a special emphasis on sound-image relationships. Students who have already developed a basic proficiency in the use of video cameras, audio recorders, and editing software will be asked to cultivate an understanding of and appreciation for the expressive and artistic possibilities of sound in film.

Instructor: Bill Brown Location: TBA Time: TBA

DRAM 245-001,002 Acting for the Camera

Prerequisite, DRAM 135 or 150; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. The process of acting and its relationship to the technical and artistic demands of television/film production. Problems of continuity and out-of-sequence filming. Concentration and thinking on camera.

Instructor: Raymond Dooley Location: Center Dramatic Art 0104 Time: TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM

Instructor: Raymond Dooley Location: Center Dramatic Art 0104 Time: TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM

ENGL 143-001,002,003 Film and Culture

Examines the ways culture shapes and is shaped by film. This course uses comparative methods to contrast films as historic or contemporary, mainstream or cutting-edge, in English or a foreign language, etc.

Instructor: Bradley Hammer Location: Greenlaw 0301 Time: TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM

Instructor: Jacob Watson Location: Dey Hall 0304 Time: MoWeFr 9:05AM-9:55AM

Instructor: David Ross Location: Greenlaw 0305 Time: MoWeFr 11:15AM-12:05PM

ENGL 389-001 Major Film Directors: Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Their Legacies

This course examines two of the most widely influential directors in cinema history, Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. As unsurpassed masters of their craft, they expanded the creative resources of the film medium, experimenting with form and provocative ideas while straddling the boundary between popular cinema and art cinema. This course takes their work as an occasion to investigate the concept of authorship in cinema. We will also consider a variety of genres within which these directors operated: suspense thriller, horror, comedy, romance, film noir, war film, and, at least in Kubrick¿s case, science fiction. We will discuss not only the formal and technical virtuosity of their filmmaking, but also their social critique, their historical consciousness, their philosophical themes, and their controversial treatment of matters of gender and sexuality. The last part of the course will explore films by more recent directors that are Hitchcockian, Kubrickian, or both. Films to be shown include Shadow of a Doubt (Hitchcock, 1943), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (Hitchcock 1958), Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960), Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968), A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971), The Shining (Kubrick, 1980), Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999), The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991), Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001), Under the Skin (Glazer, 2014), Get Out (Peele, 2017), Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017), and We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay, 2011). This course satisfies the VP requirement. It also counts for the Global Cinema Minor and the Film Studies Concentration within the English major.

Instructor: Rick Warner Location: Greenlaw 0304 Time: MoWeFr 11:15AM-12:05PM

ENGL 681-001 Topics in Contemporary Film and Media

This course will focus on comedy in cinema. 

Instructor: Gregory Flaxman Location: Greenlaw 0304 Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM

FREN 375-001 Francophone LIterature and Film

Prerequisites, FREN 300 and one of the following: FREN 255, 260, or 262. Readings in francophone literatures from literary and cultural perspectives. Areas of study may vary (African, Canadian, European, etc.).

Instructor: Erika Serrato Location: Dey Hall 0210 Time: MoWeFr 2:30PM-3:15PM

GERM 281-001 The German Idea of War: Philosophical Dialogues with the LIterary and Visual Arts in WWI

This course brings into dialogue key ideas from seminal German philosophers who anticipated, experienced, or survived the Great War, with contemporary works of German literature, film, and painting. Of concern are the ways philosophy’s concepts and art’s themes shaped both one another and the idea of war. Readings and discussions in English.

Instructor:Richard Langston Location: Stone Center 0210 Time: TuTh 11:00AM-11:50AM

Recitation: 601,602

Instructor: Richard Langston Location: Dey Hall 0403 Time: Fr 9:05AM-9:55AM

Instructor: Richard Langston Location: Dey Hall 0403 Time: Fr 10:10AM-11:00AM

GERM 880-001 Topics in German Cinema

Selected topics in German cinema. Topics will vary by offering.

Instructor: Inga Pollmann Location: Hamilton Hall 0423 Time: Fr 10:10AM-1:10PM

ITAL 335-001 Themes in Italian Film: Urban Spaces

This course offers a study of Italian cinema focused on the relation between society and urban spaces. We will explore how Italian society has rapidly changed in the second part of the 20thcentury, as Italy was transformed by processes of urbanization and industrialization. Through varied theoretical approaches, we will study major and minor films and their relationship to historical events, politics, literary texts, and other media. We will examine the cityscape as a dynamic social space, in relation to important issues in postwar Italian culture, such as the economic boom, urban planning and real estate speculation, and social class division and marginalization, as they are represented across a variety of genres.

Instructor: Emanuele Stefanori Location: Dey Hall 0203 Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM

Recitation: 601

Instructor: TBA Location: Dey Hall 0203 Time: Tu 3:30PM-4:45PM

ITAL 385-001 Italian Landscapes: Italy in the UNESCO World Heritage List

This course examines Italian landscapes in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list by undertaking an eco-cultural exploration across places, literature, and film. In English and open to students of all programs.

Instructor: Serenella Iovino Location: Manning 0307 Time: Th 2:00PM-4:40PM

JAPN 261-001 Japanese Theater

Explores the major forms of classical Japanese theater (Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku), modern innovations in dramatic art, and contemporary reinventions of the classical theater in Japanese animated film.

Instructor: Janice Bardsley Location: Dey Hall 0208 Time: TuTh 3:30PM-4:45PM

JAPN 375-001 The Culture of Modern, Imperial Japan 1900-1945

This course will examine the various expressions of cultural modernity in Japan with a focus on film, literature, and popular culture from 1900 to the end of the Pacific War.

Instructor: Mark Driscoll Location: New West 0219 Time: Tu 6:30PM-9:00PM

PHIL 381-001 Philosophy and Film

Prerequisite, one previous PHIL course. An examination of how philosophical issues are explored in the medium of film.

Instructor: Pavel Nitchovski Location: Alumni 0207 Time: TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM

PORT 385-001 Verbal Art, Identities and Nation in Portuguese-Speaking Africa

Study of representative works of literature, oral tradition, popular music, and film from Lusophone Africa from the Age of Exploration through independence to the present. Focus on literary analysis, sociohistorical context, and cultures. Taught in English. Available for major/minor credit in Portuguese if readings and written work are done in Portuguese.

Instructor: Richard Vernon Location: Dey Hall 0209 Time: MoWeFr 11:15AM-12:05AM

PORT 540-001 Cultural Topics from the Lusophone World

Which changes in perspective arise when we consider film a global form of aesthetic mediation, rather than a nation-bound form of discourse? How does aesthetics, technologies, biopolitics, and mass culture intersect in it? How do the infrastructures of filmic labor, the star fabrication of the culture industry, and transnational discourses on the body meet through film? This course is an exploration of these and other questions, thinking the medium of film at the intercrossing between visual culture, technologies, and the critique of modernity . We will look at key moments of the first decades of film, focusing on Brazil but also looking elsewhere—from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century until the early years of the talkies in the 1930s. Bringing perspectives from film and media theory, critical theory, post/decolonial studies, feminist and queer critique, and critical race studies, we will not only get to know the early archive of Brazilian film history, but we will also address the tensions between territoriality, film, and aesthetics as nodal points of global capitalist modernity. Readings will include Mario de Andrade, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes, Gayatri Spivak, Susan Buck-Morss, Miriam Hansen, Anna Tsing, Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, Ismail Xavier, Glauber Rocha, Rey Chow, Fatimah Tobing Rony, among others; and films will include early urban documentaries, ethnographic film, and fiction works by Humberto Mauro, Mário Peixoto, Adhemar Gonzaga, among others. Classes will be taught in English. Additional readings in Portuguese available for Portuguese majors.

Instructor: Andre Keiji Kunigami Location: Dey Hall 0306 Time: TuTh 12:30-1:45

PWAD 435-001 The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa

This course explores the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in which films are made and exhibited and focuses on shared intra-regional cinematic trends pertaining to discourse, aesthetics, and production.

Instructor: Yaron Shemer Location: Venable G311 and Bingham 0101 Time: TuTh 2:00PM-3:15PM and Tu 5:00PM-7:00PM

SPAN 344-001 & 002 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, in the Spanish speaking Americas, including the United States. Topics may include colonialism, race, class, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture.

Instructor: Oswaldo Estrada Location: Dey Hall 0201 Time: TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM

Instructor: Emilio Del Valle Escalante Location: Dey Hall 0102 Time: MoWeFr 11:15AM-12:05PM