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Feminist Film Theory

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August 15+ 18, 6-8pm ET

Melis Umut

This course offers a close reading of Laura Mulvey’s groundbreaking 1975 essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.’ We will analyze the "male gaze" and how the essentials of Hollywood Cinema--cinematography, editing, mise en scène --are all designed to perpetuate the masculine voyeurism. Have innovations in cinematic language, new genres, and new media achieved a stance counter to the male gaze? The final meeting of the course each Participant will have the opportunity to give a brief presentation on the contemporary popular culture item of their choice and how it reiterates or refutes the "male gaze."

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Melis Umut is a PhD Candidate and Instructor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University specializing in body politics, porn studies, psychoanalysis, and disability studies. Her dissertation is titled ‘Erotic Visuality and Popular Culture in a Conservative Society: 1970s Turkish Erotic Melodramas and the Muslim Sexual Imagination.’