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    Oberlin College
  Dec 13, 2017
Course Catalog 2017-2018
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AAST 261 - Framing “Blackness”: African Americans and Film In The United States 1915 to the Present

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Cinema Studies
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

Through an interrogation of Hollywood’s construction of Black images and the development of African American independent cinema, this class will examine the multifaceted relationship of African American people to the powerful medium of film. Drawing its title from Ed Guerrero’s book of the same name, ‘Framing Blackness’ will draw on historical and critical readings as well as film viewing. The course will also track the rise of independent Black voice in film and the development of a distinctively Afrocentric aesthetic. Discussions and paper will be used for evaluation.
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: C. Jackson-Smith

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