Faculty of Arts


Feminist Film Theory


This course examines the long and rich tradition of feminist film theory and provides students with an understanding of its concerns. Topics will include the key semiotic and psychoanalytic approaches of the 1970s-1990s, Hollywood films which have inspired feminist debate, avant-garde cinema and postmodern cinema, as well as recent cinematic reconceptualisations of gender and sexuality. Students will become familiar with key theoretical concepts such as the gaze, desire, intersectionality, abjection, masochism and masquerade, as well as modes of feminist, queer and transgender resistance to traditional gender hierarchies.

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Availability 2019

Not taught in 2019


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Misha Kavka


MEDIA 711: 30.0 points


FTVMS 711, 735

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