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Spring 2012
Apr 16,2014
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ARHT 405 - AFRICA AND CINEMA
What are the images of Africa as portrayed in films? How has cinema been a site of the struggle for representation, both aesthetic and political, for Africans? This course will examine film, video, and installation art about Africa and from Africa, from classic Hollywood stereotypes of primitives and witchdoctors to contemporary postcolonial critiques of civil society and the injustices of Western hegemony. We will study topical issues including cinema as oral history, ethnographic film, anti-colonial and auteur cinemas, and feminist responses to African modernity, neo-traditionalism, and Islam. This course will coincide with the spring Africana Film Festival, making the most of special showings and invited speakers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Senior
      Junior

Prerequisites:
FOR ARHT 405

General Requirements:
Course or Test: AIID 201
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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