Coming of Age in Global Cinema

30 points

Not offered 2021, offered in 2020

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The coming-of-age experience is familiar to all social classes and cultures. Stories of youth after childhood are compellingly represented in films across the globe. In this course, we will examine the representation of adolescence within an international context, focusing primarily on the experience of youth beyond dominant Hollywood. We will closely analyse those films from across the globe that complicate our understanding of adolescent identity by acknowledging its intersection with other kinds of identification - in particular racial, class, national, and that of sexual orientation.


Any 30 points at 200 level from CINE or
CULT, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.