GCOM 10111 - FLEFF: Disruptive Narratives and Rhetorical Landmines

Description
Why do audiences make some films popular and not others? What does that tell us about the kinds of narratives that resonate with mass audiences? How do some films convey messages that function as cultural landmines and others have underlying messages that shift digital, cultural, economic, ideological, social, environmental, and political landscapes? In this class, we discuss how filmmakers function as dominant storytellers through their uses of narratives, words, images and sounds to rhetorically engage current debates and issues. As such, we consider the methods of rhetorical criticism to help uncover their arguments and implications. In this course student will write reflections on required readings and films and attend FLEFF screenings. (IRR)
Credits
1
Attributes
Liberal Arts
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019
Offered
W
Avg. Class Size
20
Avg. Sections
1