Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-110455 FMST 208-1 Animating Race Spring 2021 4.0 Open
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TR 940 1055 Online Room 4 (ASE)
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: AAAS 297-1 (P), AHST 297-1, ENGL 228-2, FMST 208-1, GSWS 297-1
Instructors: Patrick Sullivan
Description: As Disney’s recent disclaimer of “outdated cultural depictions” that accompanies racist portrayals in its classical animation suggests, the relationship between race and animation has often been vexed. This course will explore—through both historical and formal approaches—the roles race and racism perform in animated cultural expressions—cinema, television, and video games. With a commitment to intersectionality, this course explores and interrogates gender, sexuality, and class in tandem with race. Topics will include minstrelsy and early animation; racial grotesqueness and independent animation; African-American culture in anime; blackness and kinetic economies; censorship and television cartoons; video game avatars and gendered embodiment. 
Offered: Fall Spring Summer