Literature of American Cultures: Race and Ethnicity in Hollywood Cinema
General Catalog Course Title:
Literature of American Cultures
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Fall 2014
Spring 2013
Fall 2011
Course Thread: 
Cultural Forms in Transit
Course Thread: 
Law & Humanities
Wagner, Bryan

An introduction to critical thinking about race and ethnicity, focused on a select group of films produced in the United States over the twentieth century. Major themes include law and violence, kinship and miscegenation, captivity and rescue, passing and racial impersonation. There will be weekly writing assignments, two essays, and three exams.

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