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Examines a range of artistic works produced by women after 1800. Readings may include various genres such as the novel, drama, poetry, nonfiction prose, film, and/or music. Course focuses on how women’s experiences and their artistic responses are shaped by conditions such as ethnicity, geography, politics, class, sexual orientation, work, education, and physical ability. Fulfills diversity requirement. (L04)
Online asynchronous and synchronous meetings
The first three class meetings will be synchronous , and the rest of the a mix of synchronous and asynchronous. the will be a total of 18 asynchronous meetings and 10 synchronous class meetings.
Fall 2021: Our course will cover the contributions of six women filmmakers to modern and contemporary English-language cinema. We will explore the ways these women have gone about the art and business of filmmaking, both in the context of established studio systems, such as Hollywood, and also in the context of the independent film. The six directors we will study in class are Kathryn Bigelow, Lisa Cholodenko, Ava DuVernay, Maggie Greenwald, Patty Jenkins, and Julie Taymor; we will study one film each from these directors, in depth, as representative of their work. Other women directors for individual study, such as Sofia Coppola, Greta Gerwig, Kasi Lemmons, Kimberly Peirce, Dee Rees, Chloé Zhao, and numerous others, are represented in an extended list of films and filmmakers posted on Canvas.