Films of Pedro Almodovar

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Films of Pedro Almodovar
Spring 2023
Taught By: Farrah Qidwai
Section: A

CRN: 5515

Credits: 1

This five-week class explores the celebrated work of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, as part of the one-credit auteur series of courses exploring race, class, gender and sexuality in the Melodrama genre. This auteur series seeks to investigate how the Melodrama – a film genre typically associated with Classic Hollywood – has historically and contemporarily been utilized to simultaneously reinforce and subvert hegemonic ideals in the filmic construction of identity, the individual and society. In this course, Almodovar’s films will be used to understand how the Melodrama as a genre enables a cinema that contests and disrupts hegemonic constructs of identity. Almodovar’s films have consistently utilized the Melodrama genre to expose and contest patriarchy, homophobia and heternormativity in post-Franco Spain. Films looked at may include the following: “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, “Bad Education”, “Broken Embraces”, “High Heels”, “All About My Mother” and “Volver.”

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: March 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:56am EDT 9/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 2/27/2023 - 4/9/2023