Indian Cinema Romance
In this course we will use the lens of romance to examine the world's largest film-making industry. Focusing primarily on Hindi cinema produced in Bombay/Mumbai, we will examine the narrative conventions, aesthetic devices (such as song-dance sequences), and other cinematic conventions that are unique to Indian films' narration of romance. Through a historical overview of films from the silent, colonial, and post-colonial eras into the contemporary era of globalization, we will track how the family is configured, the assignment of gender roles, and how national identity is allegorized through family romance. The course includes weekly screenings of films, which will be sub-titled in English. 3 hrs. lect.
- Fall 2012
- Le Chateau 110(CHT 110)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday at CHT 110 (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Monday at AXN 220 (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Sujata Moorti
- Women's & Gender Studies
- Prog in Women's & Gender Study
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL ART SOC
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