ENG381 201602 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2017
Course: 
ENG 381
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Film, Media, and Culture: Queer Representation
Instructors: 

Quinn Miller

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3968
  • Office: 447 PLC
  • Office Hours: On sabbatical 2018-19
Department Section Description: 

This course introduces students to critical thinking about the historical and economic factors influencing film, media, and cultural production in Hollywood and in response to Hollywood. Unconventional textual and contextual dynamics, understood as queer history, are the focus of the course. The framework we explore draws on critical approaches to race, ethnicity, class, education, and ability. Our goals are to discuss the power relations and unpredictable signifying practices involved in taste stratification and family norms; erotic possibilities and gender differentiation; art, marketing, advertising, and genre; capitalism, celebrity, censorship, and polysemy; and the university industrial complex (i.e. socialization through education). We examine fiction, feature film, experimental media, and more. Readings are about the entertainment business, aesthetics and interpretation, and queer transgender culture.

Fulfills: 

Major II: E-Media/Folklore/Culture

Media, Folklore, and/or Culture courses focus on print and non-print media to explore culture and its processes of creative expression.