Introduction “Making Movie Magic” from Reel to Real by bell hooks
“Author/Autor: Feminist Literary Theory and Feminist Film” by Maggie Humm
“Debra Zimmerman and Women Make Movies” by Judith Redding and Victoria A. Brownworth
From Helen Benedicts Virgin or Vamp on Blackboard.
Week 7 3/15 News Media and Ownership On Blog Group 2 Presents (Jessica, Elizabeth, Stephanie) Final Project Proposal due on Blog
Week 8 3/22 No Readings Due, WORK ON PROJECTS. In class you will present from your Final Project Proposal post.
Week 9 3/29 Media and Motherhood Readings on Blackboard, Post 4 due, Group 3 Presents (Siyu, William, Adriana)
Week 10 4/5 Alternative Media, Benedict reading on Blog. Group 4 Presents (Danielle, Anna, Ahmed)
Week 11 4/12Women and Movies on black board and on the blog. Group 5 Presents (Jacqueline, Donka, Kiana)
Week 12 4/19 SPRING BREAK
Week 13 4/26 Independent Film and Media Group 6 Presents (Madelinem Shakira, Arirca, Sonya) Blog Post 5 Due
Readings posted on BLACKBOARD
Susan Bordo — “Hunger as Ideology” fromUnbearable Weight and Maggie Wykes/Barrie Gunter –“Conclusion” from The Media and Body Image
BLOG POST 3 DUE!
READINGS DUE (on Blackboard):
Advertising, Magazines and Women
4 short essays from Gender Race and Class in Media
–Sex Lies and Advertising – Gloria Steinem Ms. Magazine
–Beauty and the Beast of Advertising– Jean Kilbourne
–Reading Images Critically – Douglas Kellner
–Commodity Lesbianism – Danae Clark
-Anthony Cortese, Constructed Bodies, Deconstructing Ads Sexism in Advertising
-Naomi Wolf , Culture from The Beauty Myth
Two tweets this week
Semester project topic due printed and handed-in
2 paragraphs explaining your semester project idea as well as any research and resources you expect you use.
(Full semester project proposal and resources will be due 3/15)
POST 3 DUE 3/22
Using all of your readings, class discussions and additional research develop a short essay addressing advertising images and the sexism, racism and power hierarchies found in so many of these. What is the purpose of these images? What unintended effects might these pervasive images have or reflect? Is popular culture found in these? Learned? Critiqued? In addition to this analysis find or construct an alternative to these mainstream images and explain why it is different. Carefully draw out advertising strategies and goals and provide alternative paths for the industry or alternative anti-advertising messages.
5-6 paragraphs. Include citations of the readings in your post, images and links to relevant resources.
bell hooks – The Will to Change – two chapters: Feminist Manhood andPopular Culture: Media Masculinityand Michael Kimmel, Introduction toMisframing Men
Two tweets this week
*Think about and research final project topic ideas (topics due 3/1)