Communication and Culture | Authorship in the Media (Topic: Women Directors)
C326 | 5531 | Hawkins, J.


MTuWTh, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM, Location: TBA
Required film screening: MW, 4:00 PM-6:15 PM, Location: TBA

Fulfills College A&H Requirement
Fulfills College Intensive Writing Requirement

Instructor: Joan Hawkins
E-Mail: jchawkin@indiana.edu
Office: 800 E. 3rd St. – room 211
Phone: 855-1548

For this course we’ll be focusing on women directors from the silent
era to the present.  We’ll be watching films by Alice Guy-Blaché and
other silent film directors, Classic Hollywood directors of the
Golden Age (Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino), radical filmmakers from
Weimar Germany, experimental  filmmakers like Maya Deren (with some
clips of Leni Riefenstahl’s work), African-American directors like
Julie Dash, Downtown/punk directors like Sadie Benning, Bette
Gordon, and Jennifer Montgomery, a contemporary Russian director
(Irena Evteevna), The Headless Woman by Argentinian Director,
Lucrezia Martel , Julie Taymor’s Titus, and genre films by Kathryn
Bigelow—(police genre and vampire films).  We’ll also be watching
some episodes of 30 Rock, I Love Lucy, and Sex and the City.

Since this is offered for intensive writing, the writing load will
be heavy.  Course work includes one short (5 page) paper, one 10-12
page paper that must go through at least one substantial revision, a
take-home midterm and a final exam.

Required texts for the course:

THE CINEMA OF KATHRYN BIGELOW: Hollywood Transgressor
Sean Redmond and Deborah Jermyn (eds); Wallflower Press

Timothy Corrigan, A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT FILM