American Studies | Seminar in AMST-Race & Media
G751 | 30943 | Bowdre

AMST-G751 Seminar in AMST: Race & Media

Instructor: Karen Bowdre
Section # 30943

Course meets with CMCL - C793 & AAADS-A697

Class Tues 4-6pm in C2 272 and film screenings Tues 7:15 -10:15pm.

This course is a survey of American media from the late nineteenth
century to the present.  The central focus of the class will be an
investigation of race and representation in American culture.  One of
the key issues we will examine is how stereotypes circulate in
American culture and how and if these images alter over time.  We
will also interrogate politics, history and culture of the United
States and how these topics are complicated by the issues such as
whiteness, racial categories and identity formation.  The interaction
between movies and other forms of popular culture such as music,
television will also be considered.  This class will also engage with
historical and contemporary debates on the construction and
representation of race and identity in the media.  Our analysis will
employ theoretical discourses from cultural studies, critical race
theory, and feminist film theory.