Professor: Louisa Stein [Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-3.30 PM Axinn 206]
Course Location/Meeting Time: Tuesday/Thursday 11AM-12.15 (AXN 109); SCREENING 7.30-10.25 (SDL DNA)
In this course, we will explore the intersecting roles played by gender and sexuality in our media, focusing specifically on film, television, and digital culture. We will examine the multiple ways in which popular media texts construct and communicate gender and sexuality, and we will analyze the role of gender and sexuality in the processes of spectatorship and meaning-making. We will study a wide range of theories of gender and sexuality in media including feminist film theory, queer media theory, and literature on gender and sexuality in video game history and culture. (FMMC 0102 or FMMC 0104 or WAGS 0200 or by approval of instructor ) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. screen.