Course Description for (CD) World Cinema and the Cross-Cultural Encounter

FIL4848: (CD) World Cinema and the Cross-Cultural Encounter

Description: Based on a set of films that focus on the situation of the cross-cultural encounter--including tourism, immigration, and transnational romance—this course will provide students with the analytical tools to address three central questions: What does it mean to be “abroad”? What are the pleasures, privileges, and perils of being “lost in translation”? And how does the cinema both reflect and participate in globalization? The principle analytical tools will be drawn from the diverse interdisciplinary fields of cinema and media studies, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural anthropology.