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Graduate Courses

CINE 590 - Women’s Cinema/World Cinema: Aesthetics, Poetics, and Institutions

ARTH 590 | COML 599 | ENGL 593
401 | T 3-5pm

The concept of women's cinema, with its ambiguities--by women, or for women? popular or feminist?--has been debated within feminist film scholarship for three decades. The concept of world cinema-curricular component, brand, or transnational formation?--is currently undergoing an intensified interrogation. With a focus on internationally circulating films directed by women from the global North and South, this course looks at authorship and aesthetics, film policy and financing, festival and arthouse programming, and questions of national identity and human rights as they intersect with feminist theory and practice.