Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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English 251. Introduction to World Cinema

This course is designed as an introduction to the critical concepts in the study of “world cinema”: Orientalism, Third World nationalism, diasporic cultural production and Global Hollywood. We will study a broad range of films, from the colonial adventure to the anti-colonial documentary, from avant-garde cinema to popular blockbusters. Rather than force the vast cinemas of the world into a stable grid of discrete national formations, this course encourages students to explore the connections between “global” and “local” cinematic worlds. Required weekly film viewing.