Moving Images and Gender addresses many questions concerning gender, sexuality and body issues in audiovisual imageries of the present and the past. Focusing on feminist film and media theories, the course offers tools to unravel hierarchies behind the seemingly self-evident gender settings in the media.
After the course, students are expected to be able to:
- Understand and reflect introduced concepts and approaches in feminist film/media studies.
- Apply them to analysis of gender in moving images.
Various ways of scrutinizing gendered, sexual and class-related power structures and body norms in feminist film and media studies are addressed during the course. Along with media viewings that range across various audiovisual genres and forms, the course consists of lectures, discussions, small writing assignments and a home exam.