Communication and Culture | Writing Media Criticism
C306 | 4264 | Hawkins


In this class we will be looking at the way some noted, and not so
noted,
critics have written about film and TV, and doing quite a bit of
writing
about film and TV ourselves.  Readings will include Camille Paglia on
THE
BIRDS, Henry Jenkins on STAR TREK, and a number of essays on film
noir,
kid vid, and British working class film.  Screenings will include:
Alfred Hitchcocks THE BIRDS,  Kathryn Bigelows BLUE STEEL, Carl
Franklins
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS, David Lynchs LOST HIGHWAY, and ToddHaynes
VELEVET
GOLDMINE,  as well as episodes from  TWIN PEAKS, ROSEANNE, SESAME
STREET,
and the X-FILES.

This class meets the Intensive Writing Requirement, so students will
be
asked to write one 5 page paper and one 10-12 page paper which will be
revised.  There will also be a take-home final exam.  For more
information
contact Joan Hawkins (jchawkin@indiana.edu)