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Instructor Info:Ani Maitra
Office Extension x6231
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Wednesday Friday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 106
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 106
06:00 PM - 09:50 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 103
Description: This year-long course will dwell on "world cinema" as a concept that is generative while studying film history but also one that needs to be interrogated. We will examine how and why cinema has been "global" from the very beginning, becoming a popular form of entertainment simultaneously in several countries, making worlds visible, and staging intercultural encounters. Simultaneously, we will focus on vibrant non-Western film traditions that are eclipsed by the global influence of Hollywood, but are, paradoxically, collectively categorized as "world cinema." Yet another point of interest will be the interaction between and hybridization of Western and non-Western film cultures. First semester topics include: Third Cinema, Cinema Novo, Post-revolutionary, Cuban Cinema, New Argentine Cinema, Indian Art Cinema, Bollywood, Western Film Studies and Japanese Cinema, the Japanese New Wave, the Cross-Cultural Horror Remake.