LATS 203 Fall 2012 Chicana/o Film and Video

Cross Listed as AMST205, WGSS203, ARTH203
Hollywood cinema has long been fascinated with the border between the United States and Mexico. This course will examine representations of the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexican Americans, and Chicana/os in both Hollywood film and independent media. We will consider how positions on nationalism, race, gender, identity, migration, and history are represented and negotiated through film. We will begin by analyzing Hollywood "border" and gang films before approaching Chicana/o-produced features, independent narratives, and experimental work. This course will explore issues of film and ideology, genre and representation, nationalist resistance and feminist critiques, queer theory and the performative aspects of identity.
Class Format: film screenings will be scheduled as a lab
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on one short paper, mid-term exam, final exam and take home essays
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AMST, LATS or WGSS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH
Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives,AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora, INST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives,LATS Core Electives
Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 20
Class Number: 1629
LATS203-01(F) LEC Chicana/o Film and Video Division 2: Social Studies C. Ondine Chavoya
MWF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Lawrence 003 1629
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