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WAGS0256

British Crime Drama

British Crime Drama
What makes British crime drama different from its American counterpart? Using gender, race, and sexuality as the primary lens, students will tease out the signature features of the British television genre. Through an examination of historical and contemporary shows, students will discern how cultural differences and Britain’s specific histories of empire and colonialism inflect the crime stories that are told. In particular we will use the crime drama to understand Britain’s encounter with modernity and how this is reflected in aesthetic choices.
Subject:
Women's & Gender Studies
Department:
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART EUR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
FMMC0256 *

Sections

Spring 2013

WAGS0256A-S13 Lecture (Moorti)