Engaging

Language and Cinema

School: 
College of Arts & Sciences
CLAS Course: 
Anthropology
Course #: 
ANTH 2440
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Daniel Lefkowitz
Credits: 
3
Days of the Week: 
MTWRF

Looks historically at speech and language in Hollywood movies, including the technological challenges and artistic theories and controversies attending the transition from silent to sound films. Focuses on the ways that gender, racial, ethnic, and national identities are constructed through the representation of speech, dialect, and accent. Introduces semiotics but requires no knowledge of linguistics, or film studies.

Session: 
Session I
Course Dates: 
May 21 to June 16
Course Times: 
10:30 am to 12:45 pm