Intensive study of selected topics related to film studies and literature. Recent topics include Introduction to Film Theory; Feminism, Comedy, and the Carnivalesque; Melodrama. Repeatable three times.
While it has become increasingly difficult to delineate between practices of production and consumption in the digital age, it is important to remember that media industries and fans have long been deeply intertwined. This course will examine texts and contexts that illuminate the complexities and power imbalances in the relationship between industry and fandom. In the process, students will become more familiar with key theories, concepts, and questions in media industry studies and fan studies research as we work towards an understanding of how these disciplines intersect and when and why they diverge.