ENGH 374: Screening the Global City

ENGH 374-001: Screening the Global City
(Fall 2024)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Enterprise Hall 173

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Section Information for Fall 2024

ENGH 374 - 001: Screening the Global City

This course looks at the global city on screen in relation to questions of crime and criminality, surveillance and occupation, hopes and fears, gender and sexuality, resistance and revolution, and space and belonging. While the “global city” occupies a central position in the generation and global circulation of wealth, this course is also interested in the marginal spaces of such cities and the visual culture produced in and about them. Key topics include: the city’s relationship to personal, virtual, and public memory; the city as dream/nightmare; location shooting and movie-based tourism; neighborhoods and segregation; the city as a site of resistance; the city and environmental justice. Mason Core: Global Contexts, Arts. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Familiarizes students with an essential subfield of film and media studies—the relationship of urban space to screen cultures. Addresses the construction of the global city on screen in relation to questions of wealth and poverty; crime and criminality; surveillance, occupation, and the state of emergency; gender and sexuality; space, place, and shooting on location; among other things. Explores the central role the “global city” plays in the generation and global circulation of wealth while also attending to the marginal spaces of such cities. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 372 Introduction to Film
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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