Feb 03, 2023  
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Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ENGL 385 - Women in/and “Bollywood”

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
This course will examine how gender and sexuality, especially as they relate to women, are represented in “Bollywood” cinema. Focusing on individual films, it will analyze: 1) their cinematic techniques and narrative forms for representing women and addressing issues of gender and sexuality (which identities are privileged, which marginalized? what values structure the film’s diegetic world?); and (2) spectatorial address (what sort of gendered, classed, and caste-marked viewer constitutes the film’s desired audience?). Anglo-American and Indian film scholarship, some deriving from feminist and queer studies, and scholarship relevant to the films’ historical and cultural contexts will inform our discussion. Diversity, Post-1900.
Prerequisites & Notes: For complete prerequisites, please refer to the English Program section titled “Advanced Courses.”



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