Hollywood & the World

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Hollywood & the World

Spring 2020

Taught By: Nina Khrushcheva

Section: A

CRN: 5211

Credits: 3

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the relationship between American cinema and world politics beginning with D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation in 1915. The principal purpose of the course is to understand some of the broad themes of contemporary world politics such as state and nationhood, nationalism, intelligence, conflict, globalization, colonization/decolonization, development/underdevelopment, security/insecurity, and, most profoundly, the politics of identity based on race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will examine each of these themes through the lens of film theory, American cinema, and international political economy. Through lectures, discussions, film screenings and classroom presentations we will analyze the ways in which American cinema has represented and constructed the world around us - sometimes realistically or even satirically, and at other times, fantastically. In our "journeys" into these themes, we will visit some of the following "characters": Cleopatra, Rambo, Jason Bourne, and "Hollywood as American dream factory."

This course is part of the Media & Culture concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 1:46am 8/19/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020