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Film & Television Studies: Ecopolitics & the Cinema

FTS 272 Z2 (CRN: 60915)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: ENVS 295 Z1

About FTS 272 Z2

Advanced level investigations into the critical study of film and/or television. The topic will be the professor's choice. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: FTS 121 and one of the following: FTS 007, FTS 008, FTS 009, FTS 010.

Instructor

Adrian Ivakhiv ()

Notes

Dates: May 18 - June 12, 2015; Prereqs: FTS 007 or 008 or 009 or 010 and FTS 121; Cross listed with ENVS 295 Z1

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Section Description

This seminar course will examine the intersections between films/filmmaking and ecological politics and philosophy. It will apply the tools of ecocritical cultural studies to cinematic practice and to representations of the relationship between humans and the natural world. Themes to be explored include the ecopolitics of Hollywood and its alternatives (including independent and experimental film), representations of landscape and national identity, film and sense of place, ecological utopias and dystopias, cinematic animals, energy and resource use, and eco-documentaries and protest movements.

Section Expectation

The class will include daily screenings, readings, reaction papers and writing assignments, and a final term paper.

Evaluation

Attendance & participation 25% Reading and response journals 30% In-class quizzes 20% Term paper 25%

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Location

Lafayette Hall L308 (View Campus Map)

Times

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