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.

23087

Dugaw, Dianne

This course traces ethnicity, cultural interaction, and forms of folkloristic expression in the British Isles and Ireland. Britain and Ireland possess a... (read more)

27135

Wilde, Jenée

Aliens, monsters, killer robots, mutants.... Such metaphors may express cultural fears of the “other” that underlie social prejudice, intolerance, and... (read more)

27349

What happens to literature when text moves from page to screen? This online, team-taught course invites students of all majors and... (read more)

16083

Kelp-Stebbins, Kate

Comics and graphic narratives are uniquely suited to exploring cultural location because they transform the storytelling unit of the page into a space of representation. The comics page graphically negotiates dynamics of home and away, self and other, as well as race and culture. In this course... (read more)

16943

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified by intersectional categories including sex,... (read more)

16967

Study of the history of institutions and industries that shape production and reception of film and media.

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42419

Casimir, Ulrick

Focusing primarily on American/Hollywood filmmaking from the late 1960s through today, this course looks closely at the representation and function of African-Americans and women in film. Using both mainstream and independent films as our primary texts, we will explore how African-Americans and... (read more)

42420

Wilde, Jenée

Aliens, monsters, killer androids, mutants.... Such metaphors may express cultural fears of the “other” that underlie social prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination. But viewers and fans may also read against the grain of normative cinematic images, finding identity and affirmation in the... (read more)

32030

This course introduces students to the manner in which South Africans have been represented through fiction, documentary, and experimental films from the pre-apartheid to the post-apartheid eras. We will focus specifically on representations of blackness in South Africa in order to understand... (read more)

32031

Miller, Quinn

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,... (read more)

35996

Wojcik, Daniel

Examines the research questions and theoretical models used by folklorists and other scholars in the study of vernacular religion and popular spirituality. We will examine religion and spirituality as it is “lived,” focusing primarily on beliefs and practices that are informally learned and... (read more)

35997

Miller, Quinn

This course analyzes situation comedies about consumer culture as works of art that explore U.S. cultural politics from a queer perspective. Examining sitcoms as inquiries into privilege and inequality, we discuss aesthetics, the economics of the media industries, the interdisciplinary field of... (read more)

36001

Brown, Kirby

There is perhaps no image more widely recognized yet more grossly misunderstood in American popular culture than the “Indian.” Across a variety of discursive forms, “the Indian” has been represented as everything from an irredeemable savage and an impediment to progress to an idealized figure of... (read more)

22746

Gopal, Sangita

Study of film and media as aesthetic objects that engage with communities identified by class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

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22766

Fickle, Tara

Study of media emerging from computer-based digital techniques, including digital cinema, cyborgs, interactive games, multiplayer online simulations, and viral videos. Offered alternate years.

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27212

Dugaw, Dianne

The complex cultural history of Great Britain and Ireland is the focus of this course. We study folk and popular traditions that are current or have been collected in this region, particularly noting how these influence art, literature, history, and socio-political institutions as well as... (read more)

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: This is the first of a three-term sequence that studies how cinema historically evolved as both an institution and an art form. The aim of the course is to explore the history of world cinema’s beginnings and develop the critical and analytic skills to analyze particular film... (read more)

40808

Wilde, Jenée

Aliens, monsters, killer androids, mutants…. Such metaphors may express cultural fears of the “other” that underlie social prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination. But viewers and fans may also read against the grain of normative cinematic images, finding identity and affirmation in the... (read more)

32071

This course will provide students with an understanding of how one of the
major Hollywood studios functioned during Hollywood’s “Classical” Era. We will study the
workings of the studio system and of Warner Bros. in particular, including its stars, directors,
producers, films, and... (read more)

36594

Miller, Quinn

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... (read more)

22247

Miller, Quinn

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... (read more)