Communication and Culture | National Cinemas (Topic: Cinemas of the Black Diaspora)
C398 | 33115 | Martin, M.

TuTh, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, LI 044C

Meets with AMST-A 398
Meets during the second eight weeks of the semester

Fulfills College A&H Requirement

Instructor: Michael Martin

Course Description

Filmmaking in the black diaspora constitutes a formally innovative
and historically contingent practice and corpus in world cinema. By
discussions, screenings and class presentations, and emphasizing
distinctive styles, artisanal modes, and representational
strategies, select films are studied for their political and
cultural significations and shared thematic concerns. They include
colonialism and postcoloniality, race, gender and sexuality,
migration and exile, modernity, and the deterritorializing and
homogenizing processes of globalization.

Course objectives [“learning outcomes”]

•	to discern cinematic representations of identity, social
relations, and societal formations;
•	to deploy analytical concepts to study film; and
•	to foster an appreciation of film as a visual and narrative
art form.