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CMPL 287 - “Bollywood“‘s India: An Introduction to Indian Cinema

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
A selective introduction to Indian cinema, this course will: (a) provide a brief history of its development; and (b) address subjects considered relevant to understanding its attractions: the cultural and aesthetic difference represented by its narrative/performative structures; its engagement with, and crafting of, issues relating to national identity, including those of gender, class, and community; the state’s role in its development; and its implication in and reflection of globalizing currents in economy, society, and culture. This course is offered in conjunction with EAST 309, with which it will share four class meetings and their accompanying film viewings.

This course is cross-listed with ENGL-287



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