[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: [Filmminors-l] Black Cinema course!

Michele Feeley feeleym at geneseo.edu
Tue Aug 15 11:20:43 EDT 2017

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jun Okada <okada at geneseo.edu>
> Subject: [Filmminors-l] Black Cinema course!
> Date: August 14, 2017 at 3:35:12 PM EDT
> To: englishmajors-l at geneseo.edu, filmminors-l at geneseo.edu, Geneseo Geneseo Film Club <geneseofilm at geneseo.edu>, "Geneseo Race, Gender, and Politics" <rgp at geneseo.edu>
> Dear Students:
> Please consider taking my course this fall, Black Cinema: History and Representation, which looks at a century of the struggles of African Americans in movies and moviemaking.  In light of recent troubling events around anti-black racist violence, this course will uncover some of the roots of this ongoing problem, going back to the one of the most controversial "racist masterpieces" of cinema, Birth of A Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915) to learn why racist violence persists in a so-called "post racial" society.  This would be an excellent opportunity to get credits for general ed, English, Black Studies, and Film Studies.  And you will learn a lot about history, film, and be able to tie it to recent events.  Thanks you!
> BLKS 288: Black Cinema-Lect. 
> T R 11:30-12:45; Lab. T 6:00-7:15
> Professor Jun Okada
> Black Cinema: History and Representation examines the history of films about the Black experience in America, beginning with the silent films of Oscar Micheaux to the recent Academy award winning Moonlight (Barry Jenkins 2016).  This course will examine what it means to make cinema as a racial minority in the most powerful media industry in the world.  What are the struggles, questions, and examples of this artistic, and oftentimes, political, process?  While our emphasis will be on films produced and directed by African Americans, we will also consider the relationship between Black filmmakers, performers, and spectators and the Hollywood and Global film industries. Topics to be covered include economic strategies (independent vs. “mainstream” approaches), the politics of representation and self representation in film and other forms of media, the relationship between Black Cinema and other forms of Black culture/art, and filmmaking as political practice. 
> Jun Okada PhD
> Author of Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements <https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/making-asian-american-film-and-video/9780813565019>
> Associate Professor 
> Department of English, State University of New York, Geneseo
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Michele Feeley
feeleym at geneseo.edu

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